What are Fungi?

Penicillin, one of the first known antibiotics, originally came from a fungus!1

Explore the videos and activities below to learn about Fungi and why they want your vote!

Bacteria

 

 

 

Please Use Parental Supervision

 

 

 

Why is my bread turning green??
It's Fungus!

See how Fungi grow on living things!

Click here for instructions.

 

 


 

Spots!
Spots!
Spots!

Watch Sara and Kathleen
show you how a mushroom
gets its spots!

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Fungus "Rise" Above:
How Fungi help make bread!

 

A fungus called yeast is what helps your bread big and fluffy!

 


 

 

The Fungus Among Us

Hamilton and Gerry teach
you how to find the fungi
living around you!

Click here for instructions.


Research is important! Check out the source:

1. Gaynes R. The Discovery of Penicillin—New Insights After More Than 75 Years of Clinical Use. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23(5):849-853. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2305.161556


 

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