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Biology Mould Experiment

Aim
To view mould under a microscope and identify the structures.

Method
This experiment occurs in two stages:

  1. Obtain a piece of bread. Moisten it and leave on a small plate in a warm place for several days, e.g. a hot
    water cupboard.
  2. Obtain a binocular microscope (two eye piece) and view the mould that has grown on the bread.
    Accurately draw what you see. Label any parts you can identify.
    • Conclusion
      Write a conclusion that describes what you have seen. The description could include a diagram and should have all identified structures correctly labelled.

      Safety
      Correctly dispose of the bread in a safe manner. This experiment assumes students are familiar with the correct usage of binocular microscopes.