Fungi science fair projects

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Fungi often go unseen because of their small size, but they are important to us in many ways. Some fungi are beneficial to us and are used to make medicine, such as penicillin. Yeast, a kind of fungi, causes bread to rise in baking. Other...
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This science fair project was conducted to find out how the environment affects the decaying process in wood. The following tests were carried out by first immersing the wood in either rainwater, acid water (which simulates acid rain), sea...
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This science fair project was conducted to ascertain what conditions will help prevent bread from becoming moldy. The bread was kept in different environments to observe the time taken for mold to...
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This experiment was performed to compare how adding fruit paste to bread made it last longer without s. The tests were done using paste made from prunes, raisins and dates added to the bread before...
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The purpose for this experiment is to investigate the effect of acidic solution on fruticose, foliose, and crustose lichens. This experiment is being done to model the effect of acid rain on lichens in the natural environment and to use...
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The purpose of this experiment was to determine the best way to reduce blue mold (Penicillium), and gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) on red D’Anjou pears, in open air. The information gained from this experiment would benefit most fruit...
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The yeasts are one very important group of fungi. The common yeast used in baking bread grows very fast. You can complete an experiment in two days! The basic idea in this method is to measure the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released...
Beginner 1
My hypothesis is that fungi will thrive in warmer...
Intermediate 4
Plant cell wall material is composed of three important constituents: cellulose, lignin, and hemicellulose. Lignin is particularly difficult to biodegrade, and reduces the bioavailability of the other cell wall constituents. A bit of...
Advanced 7
The simplest method of growing molds is to put a substrate like bread in a moist chamber. The substrate provides nutrients, and the chamber maintains the high humidity that favors the growth of fungi. ...
Beginner 1
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