Growing Mould

You might be wondering why anyone would want to grow mould in the first place. You might also wonder how and where we would do this in the classroom…

Our new pre-service teacher, Alyssa, helped us in completing a science experiment. The purpose of this experiment was to follow instructions and wipe a piece of bread on a surface. We then needed to put the piece of bread in a freezer bag and tie it up. We stuck our freezer bags to the window to allow the bread to bathe in sunlight.

We made predictions about what we thought might happen to the bread.

The next day, we wrote out the steps we undertook to complete our experiment. Miss Fraser & Alyssa think some of our pieces of bread were a little too wet and soggy and they are no longer recognisable as bread!

After a couple of days we will take down our bread to see if any mould has grown on the bread.

What do you think might happen to the bread? Would you make changes to the way you conducted your experiment?