We’re growing … mould!

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Growing mould on bread

We’re learning all about micro-organisms (tiny living things).

We know three: bacteria, fungi and virus.

Our learning today was about setting up a fair test to grow mould on bread.

The green stuff on your slice of bread (sometimes) is called mould. Mould is a microscopic, living organism in the Fungi kingdom, related to yeast and mushrooms.

We decided to set up three conditions:

  1. wet and dark
  2. sunny and dry
  3. refrigerator

We out three pieces of bread- all exaclt ythe same – and placed the in three different conditions. ALl we need to do now is wait a week to see if any mould grows. If it does, which condition do you think will grow the most mould?