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Primary School - Grades K-3
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What are molds? [P] [E]
What Are Fungi, Yeast, Mushrooms, Mold?
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
How do different substances stimulate the fermentation of yeast? [P]
The Effect of Bleach on Mold [P]
Measure the fermentation activity of yeast in different conditions. [E]
Do different kinds of bread mold at different speeds? [P]
Will Penicillium Digatatum Mold grow on non-citrus fruits? And will Penicillium Roqueforti Mold grow on any fruit at all? [P]
The effect of temperature on the growth of yeast [P]
The effect of ultraviolet light on the fermentation rate of yeast [P]
Would fertilized mushrooms grow larger than mushrooms which were fed only water. [P]
Grow your own mold [E] [E]
Would fertilized mushrooms grow larger than mushrooms which were fed only water. [P]
What Are Fungi, Yeast, Mushrooms, Mold?

Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Improving Drought Tolerance with Beneficial Fungi [E]
The Effect of Endomycorrhizea Fungi on Corn Growth and Production [E]
Which Antifungal Agent Is the Most Effective? [E]
Does Lip Gloss / Balm Increase the Ability of UV Light to Kill Yeast? [E]
See if yeast will reproduce using various sugar substitutes. [E]
Determine if yeast produces more carbon dioxide by taking away the oxygen or adding it. [E]
How Cigarette Smoke Affects Mold Growth on Bread. [E]
The Effect of Microwave Radiation on Fruit Mold [E]
Which medium results in effective mould growth? Synthetic, semi-synthetic or natural? [P]
Effect of Temperature on Gas Production of Active Dry Yeast and Rapid Rise Yeast [E]

The Effect of Far Infrared on the Growth of Mold [E]
Testing in what environment yeast will grow best in [E]
Do Electromagnetic Fields (EMF's) Affect Yeast Growth? [E]
Will the Growth of the Microorganisms Bacteria and Mold Be Inhibited by Various Sources of Illumination? [E]
What Are the Effects of Different Humidity Levels on Mold Growth? [E]
The efect of natural light and UV light on the growth of Elm Oyster mushrooms. [P]
Do x-rays affect the growth of yeast and mold? [P]
Temperature effect on mold growth [E] [P]
Does ultraviolet radiation affect yeast cell fermentation? [P]
The effect of natural light and UV fluorescence on growth of elm oyster mushrooms [P]
The effect of addition of hydrogen peroxide to the growing substrate on mushroom development [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Science fair project ideas using mushrooms and fungi [E]
What Are Fungi, Yeast, Mushrooms, Mold?
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Drought Impact on Soilborne Fungal Pathogen of Tomato [E]
What Effect Do Ultraviolet Rays Have on Yeast Colony Growth? [E]
Grow a culture of the fungus Pilobolus and experiment with how its "spore cannon" responds to light conditions. [E]
Determine if adding mycorrhizal fungi to the irrigation water as wheat seed is planted would stimulate root growth, enabling a young wheat seedling plant to extract more water, fertilizer and nutrients from the soil, resulting in a healthier, more vigorous plant. [E]
Investigate yeast metabolism under aerobic and anaerobic conditions by measuring carbon dioxide output. [E]
Determine which soil mixture produces the best environment for mycorrhizae production on Tagetes erecta roots [E] R
The Effect of FeS on Yeast Metabolism [E]
The effect of adding simple nutrients (vitamins and minerals) to the growth media on the intensity of fungiís bioluminescence [P]
The Effects of Mutualistic and Parasitic Fungus on Plant Growth and Their Soil [E]
What Are Fungi, Yeast, Mushrooms, Mold?
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