Fungi

Fungi (fun-guy) are multi-cell plant like organisms.

That means fungi are made by many cells.

Fungi are different from plants because fungi cannot make their own food.

They take their food from plants, animals and human.

Fungi live in damp and warm places.

Athlete Foot Is A Fungi Infection

Athlete foot and ringworm are caused by fungi infection.

Animals can get ringworm too.

Fungi can make human, animals and plants sick.

Fungi grew on my roselle plant and killed it.

Some fungi are poisonous but some are not.

Not all fungi are bad.

We can eat some fungi like mushroom.

button mushroom

Mushrooms are delicious and good for us.

Anyway some mushroom are poisonous.

Yeast is a type of fungi.

We use yeast to make pizza dough and bread.

A type of yeast that is used to make bread under a microscope

We also use fungi in the fermentation of soy sauce.

What Are Germs?


Germs are tiny living things that can make us sick.

They can make plants and animals sick too.

But some of them are good and useful.

We need  to use a microscope to see them.

Germ Under A Microscope

Germs do not make their own food.

They get their food from their environment.

Environment means the surrounding or where we live.

Bad germs produce toxins which is something like poison.

The toxin can make us sick.

So when bad germs get into our body; they eat our nutrients, reproduce and make us sick.

Influenza A(H1N1) and AIDS are caused by germs.

There are 4 types of germs:

1)Fungi (fun-guy)

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Mushrooms are fungi

2)Bacteria (back-teer-ee-uh)

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Bacteria That Look Like Capsules

3)Protozoa (pro-toh-zoh-uh)

Protozoa That Look Like Capsules With Green Leaves Inside

4)Viruses (vy-rus-iz)

A Virus That Looks Like A Spider With Jewel Head

Fungi are the biggest and viruses are the smallest.

Germs love to grow in dirty places and spreads very fast after a big flood, tsunami, earthquake and wars.

After natural disasters there will be cholera outbreak and other diseases from bacteria infections.

To fight germs we have to keep ourselves and our environment clean.

Always wash our hands using anti-bacteria soap and clean water, eat healthy food and drink a lot of water, juices, tea, herb tea and other healthy drinks.