Educator Resources for Fungi

From the mushrooms on top of your pizza, to the yeast that allows your bread to rise, fungi play an important role in our lives! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you on a journey from “yuck” to “yum,” all without leaving the diverse Fungi kingdom. Discover the unique characteristics that set the 1.5 million species of mold, yeast, and mushrooms apart from all other organisms. Learn how fungi grow, feed, and reproduce, and what they look like when they’re aboveground. And explore the many roles fungi play in the ecosystems around us--in our soil, in our kitchens, and even in our bodies. You’ll never look at a mushroom the same way again!