North American Mycological Association: Mushroom Dissection Lab

This dissection lab allows students to explore the various parts of a typical mushroom. Prior to this lab, students should have explored how fungi reproduce and the various types of fruiting bodies that can be produced. Students will need to understand foundational fungus anatomy vocabulary. While the lesson does not specifically direct an exploration of multiple types of mushrooms, this could be a fun extension to have students compare physical similarities and differences between different mushroom varieties.