Mushroom Maestros (supplemental, K-5)
What can you make out of mushrooms?
Mention mushrooms or fungus to kids and you're likely to get a bunch of scrunched noses and a chorus of "EWWs!", but when Eben and Gavin start to explain how mushroom technology is changing the way we think about packaging, sculpture and many other things, those "EWWs" turn to "COOLs". Activities include a "Grow It Yourself" kit where students and teachers alike will have fun creating new things out of mushroom materials.
Note - The active component in Mushroom Materials has a 10 week shelf-life. Please plan on completing the activity within 2.5 months of receiving your kit.
This unit can be used in grades K -5 as a supplemental curriculum.
The Mushroom Maestros Digital Technology Entrepreneurship Curriculum allows you unlimited 12-month access to the following components:
Our ~50 page Educator Guide, containing
A video presentation and FireSci Chat (~10 min) by Eben and Dana as they discuss the technology, business and share their personal story on what inspired them to turn mushrooms into packaging materials and so much more.
Video tutorial for the mushroom materials hands-on activity.
Unlimited technical support from CreositySpace - Our scientists and engineers are available to help with any questions you might have - contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are descriptions of the activities and standards alignment for the module and the description of the hands-on activity and science kit for Mushroom Maestros.
Questions? Email us at Sale@CreositySpace.com
Check out a short clip of the Mushroom Maestros video.