Apologia Biology, Module 4: Kingdom Fungi

The photo above was taken in our backyard back in July 2010 during the rainy season and “cartoonized” on photobucket.com.   In the original photo below, you can see the stages of its growth from the small cap to the inverted cup.  Interesting!  I’m looking forward to learning more about Fungi in the next couple of weeks.  Follow the links to acquire more knowledge….

 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy:  Molds - Microscopic images of Fungi and Slime Molds

Fairy Rings - Love the legend behind this phenomenon!  My neighbor across the street had 1/2 a Fairy Ring last time we had a good rain….hope it rains soon, so I can snap a picture for you.

The Fungus Among Us - Lot’s of interesting facts, fungi lore, and projects

Fungus Opera! -  Cool microscopic video of the release of spores, set to opera music, of course! (Click last link on his page, “Behold”)

Bio-Art -  Mushroom Photography, among other things…

North American Mycological Association - This link is directed to their 2009 Photography Contest winners, but there is much, much more!  Be sure to check out their “education” section for books, projects, etc.

Don’t forget to check the Apologiawebsite for many more educational links for Module 4.  Before you go, take a look at this photo to see the stages of this beautiful specimen:

 For fun, go take a hike, find some mushrooms and make a Spore Print.

Module 4 Experiments (Microscopic images and videos)

Module 4: See our Bread Mold

Study Link:  Flashcards & Games at Quizlet.com

Disclaimer:  Nothing….no free books…..no free DVD’s….no exotic vacation….no payment of any kind has been received by anyone for promoting the links and websites on my blog.  My comments and opinions are based on my personal experience only.

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  1. #1 by Marty on September 26, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    I like how you numbered the stages. I didn’t notice #1 until I started looking for it. :)

    I took pics of mushrooms several weeks back. I wish there would still be some when we get to M4, but we’re just finishing M2. (starting M3 Tuesday)
    How long are mushrooms usually out each year anyway?

    • #2 by jlsgrant on September 26, 2010 - 6:17 pm

      I’m praying for rain so we can get some good ones….they seem to pop up here over-night. We have much more rain in the summer than in the fall/winter so I’m hoping we get a bit from one of these tropical storms! You can usually find some varieties in the woods, if not it’s off to the grocery store!

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