KS3 Mars mission useful and harmful fungi card sort
Topics coveredfungi, environment
How to use this resource
Display the activity on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to work independently
Ask pupils to complete the activity in groups of 3-4
Encourage groups to feedback to the class. You can use the teacher’s answer sheet for more information
In the future there may be human settlements on Mars. This will be a challenging process.
How will the settlers be able to grow food, make products, heal illnesses and injuries?
Decisions will have to be made about what can initially be brought from Earth in order to make the colonisation successful.
Should fungi be included in the initial colonisation?
Help pupils record their findings with this template.
Invite your pupils to discover facts about fungi with this infographic.
Introduce your pupils to fungi with this ‘Watch and learn’ video.