Experiment No. 6
Question: How can I catch spores?
Experiments: To examine spores.
You will need:
1 sheet of white paper,
1 flat mushroom with dark undersides.
1. Remove the stalk on
2. Place the mushroom on a sheet of white paper with the underside facing downward.
3. Leave them for a day or two.
When we lifted the mushrooms
the left patterns of dark powder on the paper. The patterns were made up of
tiny dust-like spores that had fallen from the mushrooms.
Mushrooms release spores instead of seeds to reproduce. Mushrooms are related to mould – yuck!
Find out more!
A fungus is a type of plant that does produce seeds. Instead, it releases tiny specks called spores into the air. When the spores land they grow into new fungi.
Sixth Class Experiments