Skip to Main Content
Table 1.
Alignment of the learning goals for our two exercises with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013).
Science & Engineering PracticeDisciplinary Core IdeaCrosscutting Concept
Analyzing and interpreting data
Mean mycelial diameter is used to determine whether fungal growth is supported or inhibited. 
LSI-C: Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
Fungi are heterotrophs that break down organic matter to acquire matter and energy. 
Patterns
There are specific food items and their components that tend to support or inhibit fungal growth. 
Constructing explanations
Hypothesize whether fast-food components will support or inhibit fungal growth. 
 Structure and Function
Fungi are composed of filamentous hyphae that maximize surface area:volume ratio. 
Engaging in argument from evidence
Defend or critique the claim that fast food does not decompose. 
  
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Evaluate the accuracy of the mold myth and similar online claims. 
  
Science & Engineering PracticeDisciplinary Core IdeaCrosscutting Concept
Analyzing and interpreting data
Mean mycelial diameter is used to determine whether fungal growth is supported or inhibited. 
LSI-C: Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
Fungi are heterotrophs that break down organic matter to acquire matter and energy. 
Patterns
There are specific food items and their components that tend to support or inhibit fungal growth. 
Constructing explanations
Hypothesize whether fast-food components will support or inhibit fungal growth. 
 Structure and Function
Fungi are composed of filamentous hyphae that maximize surface area:volume ratio. 
Engaging in argument from evidence
Defend or critique the claim that fast food does not decompose. 
  
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Evaluate the accuracy of the mold myth and similar online claims. 
  
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal