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Project title The fungus among us: it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a mold spore!Featured science projectScience project video
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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 types of fungi are not so beneficial, and can cause diseases such as athlete's foot and other infections. Fungi need particular conditions for growth. In this science project, you are going to compare the suitability of several different foods as a surface for mold (a type of fungi) growth. 

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1) Choose five different types of food to test for their suitability as a surface for mold growth. Choose a variety of foods, such as 1-2 fruits, 1-2 vegetables, dairy and bread. 2) Place your chosen foods in plastic sandwich bags in order to retain the natural level of moisture of the chosen food. Find a safe spot in your home to leave the bags for the duration of the experiment, such as a cupboard or high shelf. Remember to keep your project away from little siblings and curious pets! Note: Keep all the bags together. For this science .....
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