When Giant Fungi Ruled

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Fungi are more than fun ... they're also functional! Most everyone knows they serve as Earth's decomposers, but ancient fungi took their job to a whole new level! An entertaining video from a large biology playlist examines the giant fungi species that helped break down rocks into soil, giving rise to vascular plants.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the resource as homework the night before a fungi lesson
  • Show a fantastic fungi time lapse video to give pupils some insight into their growth and development
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure the class has some basic knowledge of the plant and fungi kingdoms before watching the resource

  • Great illustrations help viewers understand the structure of fungi beneath the soil's surface
  • The narrator is funny and engaging

  • None
Common Core