Another interesting lesson for the High School Level:

 

Link for details: sciencebuddies.org/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/mycelium-material-life-cycle-assessment

This lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
  • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

Make Mushroom Packaging to Explore Long-Term Ecological Impact

A mycelium plant container next to an ecology symbol.

Summary

  • GRADE RANGE 9th-12th
  • GROUP SIZE 4-5 students
  • ACTIVE TIME 6.5 hours
  • TOTAL TIME 2 weeks
  • AREA OF SCIENCE Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science
  • KEY CONCEPTS Life cycle assessment, ecological products, mycelium composite
  • CREDITS Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies