Fungus Poem

       There’s fungus on my pizza!
pizza cartoon
Or maybe on my bread!
bread cartoon
I think I’ll eat some candy,
candy corn cartoon
Or have some fruit instead!
banana cartoon
Fungi aren’t green plants,
They have no chlorophyll,
Can’t make food from sunlight,
smiling sun
I’m sure they never will!
They break down so much garbage,
garbage can cartoon
They make things decompose,
Returning things to Earth,
earth cartoon
Help fertilize what grows!
Those are facts of fungi,
Some good and some are bad,
A million types of fungi,
Without some we’d be sad…
Each time I eat a mushroom,
mushroom cartoon
Each time I bake with yeast,
packet of yeast
I’ll go and thank good fungi,
They’re quite a useful beast!

What is Fungus?

Fungi are neither plant nor animal and make up their own kingdom.
Although fungi often resemble plants, they cannot make their own food through photosynthesis, and must get their nutrients by ‘feeding’ on other things.
Fungi are an important part of the food chain and help return nutrients to the earth as they decompose organisms such as dead trees and animals.

Mr. R.'s World of Science