All Things Rotten

This week we took an afternoon and did some learning about rotting things. My boys like gross things, so they were all over this. I chose this topic to focus on after Moses started asking questions about mold and how things rot.

Things Rotting and Mold and Fungi Growing

Not for the squeamish.

Moldy Experiment

We started an experiment, but have nothing to report yet. We wanted to see how fast bread would mold in different environments. Here are the materials we used.

  • 3 slices bread
  • 3 ziploc bags
  • freezer
  • fridge
  • our counter

We put one slice of bread in each bag. Then we put one bag on the counter, one bag in the fridge, and one bag in the freezer. It has been five days and there has not been any change in the bread yet.


Here  is a wonderful worksheet that you can use with your kids.

I am linking up this post to Science Sunday. Check them out to see what Science things other families are doing.