Jae Rhim Lee’s Mushroom Burial Suit

Oooooh... Mummy!It’s Halloween!

In topic 5.1 we learn that energy flows… but nutrients recycle. We are made of organic molecules – nutrients. So why not truly go green?

Watch the TED talk below and think about how many connections across the course we can make so far.

I want one!

For more on how saprotrophs such as fungi can be harnessed to solve pollutant problems, check out Paul Stamet’s talk: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world.

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In other grisly news, a UK taxi-driver has donated his body to science – to become a mummy (in the ancient Egyptian sense).

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Mummy image courtesy of halloweenclipart.com.

About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on October 31, 2011, in Environments, Human Ingenuity, IBDP Biology, TED talks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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