Water colour; gouache; painting, drawing, pen and ink with water colour, field sketching, and MORE...



Photography; what to image; lighting, composition, studio photography; photomicrography, and MORE ...



Choosing your first microscope; set up the microscope; prepare specimens; stains, mountants; making photographs and MORE... 

F A Qs


Questions about soy sauce, mouldy jam, beer, athlete's foot, toxins, allergies,  decomposition, cells, spores and MORE...

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The University of Manchester's Children's University is an exciting interactive website for 7-11 year olds full of innovative resources relevant to Key Stage 2 that combine learning with fun! CLICK HERE or on the logo below  to visit the site and see the micro-organisms section.


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CLICK HERE for answers to your most frequently-asked questions

CLICK HERE to access Teaching Resources for Key Stages 2-3 including everything you need for a day of activities that teach 7-11 year-olds about fungi

CLICK HERE to access Teaching Resources for Key Stage 4

CLICK HERE to view our 'Funky Fungi' workshop - a training exercise or demonstration for GCSE pupils to promote awareness and understanding of fungi

CLICK HERE for pointers to Post-16 Resources

CLICK HERE for complete courses on drawing and painting, and photographing fungi

CLICK HERE for advice on microscopy, from buying a microscope to making your own photomicrographs

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Explain the jargon; tips for field study; doing things, making things; first steps in biodiversity; mushrooms, toadstools, truffles, fairy rings, jelly fungi, birds nest fungi, puffballs, stinkhorns, brackets, mildew, rusts and MORE ...

Key Stages 2 & 3


Everything needed for games and  activities making a complete learning experience for 7 to 11-year olds; online books and FREE downloads; wide ranging advice; worksheets; simple keys, charts, guides and MORE...

Key Stage 4


Classroom-ready resources; teacher's guides, class sheets, quizzes, games; all linked to National Curriculum; ready-made lessons and classroom activities, FREE to download and free to copy; cells and cell biology; world of fungi; what's your favourite fungus and MORE... 



Websites and reprints of articles (FREE to download); resources on exploring genomes and genomics, medical and health topics, toxins; fungi as food; fungal growth, kinetics and mechanics; biotechnology; fungi in the environment; soil, minerals, mycorrhizas, alien fungi, geomycology and MORE...

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