Engaging! This reading lets students get to know Fungus better in a high-interest way while targeting MS-LS2-2 and MS-LS2-3 of ecosystems / ecology or classification of living things units.
The 2-page reading "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" highlights how Fungus are beneficial (medicines, decomposers), hurtful (diseases), and how varied they can look. Also included is a very simple table for students to record examples from the reading, and a claims/evidence/reasoning section to finish the statement "The most important use of fungi is...".
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