Fabulous Fungi Resources
Join us to discover the hidden world of fungi
We have worked with the Great Science Share for Schools to develop three learning resources about the fabulous world of fungi.
Check out the full set of activities and notes for teachers on the Great Science Share for Schools website.
There are separate activities for:
- Key Stage 1 (age 5-7)
- Key stage 2 (age 7-11)
- Key stage 3 (age 11-14)
For Key Stage 3 and beyond (14+) we also have a lesson plan inspired by The Last of Us: learn about parasitic fungi, stop the spread of a fungal infection, and discuss the role of the media in raising awareness of scientific topics
Each enquiry provides teachers notes, teaching slides, a supporting video and links to resources guiding pupils to work scientifically and find out more about Carl Linnaeus.
Check out our Videos
Discover the wonderful world of British fungi in our series of videos and explore more with your class or at home using our activities and resources. In this series of videos you and your class will look at the difference between a plant and a mushroom. Discover the marvellous mushrooms of the UK and why they're important for us.
Uses of mushrooms:
2. How Mushrooms Grow
3. Identifying Mushrooms
4. Types of Mushroom
Find out more about Carl Linnaeus
Who was Linnaeus?
Carl Linnaeus is famous for his work in taxonomy: the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms
Curious Cases of Carl Linnaeus
The Curious Cases of Carl Linnaeus tells funny stories about his journey of scientific exploration. These videos are suitable for primary level and all that comes after. We provide transcripts, worksheets and discussion points for all of these videos