Yeast, Mold, and More!
Fungi and protists, including mold, moss, yeast, and mushrooms, are found all around us. One common group of fungi is mold. Mold, like all fungi, are heterotrophs, which means they rely on other living things for their energy. This is different than an autotroph like a plant, which gets its energy from the sun.
Mold commonly grows on bread, getting food from this source. What do you think makes mold grow? Being in a dark place? Being exposed to moisture? Something else? The scientific method is a series of steps some scientists use to answer question and solve problems. To conduct an experiment based on the scientific method, you must have a control sample, which has nothing done to it, and several experimental samples, which have changes made to them. You can then observe results in the experimental sample to see how your changes to them affect results.
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