Ch 7: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.2: Protists & Fungi

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The Protists & Fungi chapter of this ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with protists and fungi. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Protists & Fungi textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the science topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • How protists and fungi evolved
  • How protists reproduce
  • What gametes are, how they fuse and reproduce
  • How to identify spores
  • How to identify fungi
  • The many types of fungi

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6 Lessons in Chapter 7: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.2: Protists & Fungi
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The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

1. The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

Some organisms are very familiar. However, there are some that play vital roles in our lives that we don't even think about. We will look at a group of one of these unfamiliar kingdoms - protists.

Types of Protist Reproduction

2. Types of Protist Reproduction

Protists utilize a variety of asexual and sexual reproduction techniques. This lesson will help you understand and classify the different forms of protist reproduction.

Gametes: Definition, Formation & Fusion

3. Gametes: Definition, Formation & Fusion

Gametes are the cells that fuse together during sexual reproduction to form a new organism. This lesson covers what these cells are, what they do, and the end result of when they meet.

What Are Spores? - Definition & Types

4. What Are Spores? - Definition & Types

Spores, for the most part, are units of asexual reproduction. They are produced by nonflowering plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae, and are often able to travel over long distances. Some bacteria also produce spores as a way to survive very harsh conditions.

What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

5. What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

In this lesson, we will examine the group of organisms known as the fungi. This group includes the familiar organisms mushrooms, yeasts and molds. We will look at several major characteristics of fungi, as well as a few disease-causing fungi.

The Diversity of Fungi

6. The Diversity of Fungi

The Fungi Kingdom is unique and quite diverse. In this video lesson, you'll learn about the different groups of fungi and see how fungi are much more than just mushrooms and molds!

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