Living nature

Topic: The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms
Subtopic: Fungi: parasites, recyclers and the wood wide web
Age: 7 - 12
Holistic Planning: Heart
Details: Act out the three different roles that fungi play in the woods (different species have different roles). Some are recyclers - decomposing dead matter and making the nutrients available to other species. Others are parasites - eating living trees. Others are plant-friends (mycorrhizal) and are feeding the plants with nutrients whilst the plants also feed them.