Decomposers Activity 5.4 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students explain how matter moves and changes and how energy changes during biosynthesis in a mushroom’s cells.

Resources You Provide

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Print one copy of the 5.4 Explanations Tool for Fungi Biosynthesis, and the 5.4 How do Decomposers Grow? Reading (if you are using it) for each student. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT. Print and hang the Digestion and Biosynthesis 11 x 17 Posters. In this activity, your students will need to use the Three Questions Explanation Checklist on the back of the Three Questions Handout. Be sure to have this available to students, and see the notes in the Modifications at the end of the Activity for ideas about how to use it.