This is the prep for one section of 24 students.
Students will do this part in table teams (groups of 4).
|Rhizopus slides||1 per table||include sporangia and zygospores|
|Asergillus slides||1 per table||include conidia and coidiophores|
|Penicillium||1 per table||conidiophores only|
|Lichens||various||different forms (frutisoe, foliose, etc.) set up as demo on side bench|
|mushrooms||various||samples for students to view under dissecting microscope. Can be purchased at grocery store.|
|Coprinus slide||1 per table||cross section view|
|lichen thallus slide||1 per table|
Materials on side bench:
- Dry yeast packet (1 per class)
- 250 ml beaker
- sugar (sucrose)
- plastic pipets (~3)
- glass stir rod
- access to microwave or hot plate (heat for water)
To prepare yeast culture: heat 150 ml of water to 45C and dissolve 1 yeast packet. It’s important the water is not too hot or the yeast will die. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Stir until yeast dissolved. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. If yeast is activated it will foam/bubble.