- Set up this center by growing some mold! Bread works well, of course, but you may want to try fresh vegetables or fruit. Just keep it in a baggie with a little bit of moisture. You may want to grow several kinds of mold to show your students that all molds are not the same.
- Have a microscope available for your students to observe the mold. Have some non-moldy bread ready as well so that they may compare the surfaces.
- You may want to have your students use this scientific observation sheet to record what they see and write about it.
- Your students should observe the mold throughout the week to see how it changes. Most molds are multicellular fungi; the color that is observed is due to spores on the filaments that can been seen through the microscope.