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Biology teacher new to Slime Mould Co. with some questions.

Hi everyone! I am new here and am wondering if there are any other teachers who use slime mold in their classes. I teach AP biology at a high school in Phoenix, AZ, and am interested in incorporating slime molds into my classes in reference to cell communication.

I am also curious how and where you order slime mold.


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Comment by Sarah Blechacz on October 20, 2014 at 18:22

I ended up getting it from Carolina, it was pretty affordable, and I was able to get it to grow onto different pitri dishes so that I had enough for individual groups to experiment with. It worked out really well and the kids were fascinated! Have fun! :)

Comment by Augustine on October 19, 2014 at 21:18

hi everybody i am a designer currently working with slime moulds, can anybody answer

1) When does slime moulds move?

2) What way do they move?

3) What causes them to move towards a particular direction and not another direction?

Comment by Sarah Blechacz on August 27, 2014 at 16:54
Great! Thank you so much. By the way, your TED Talk was fantastic! I showed my classes and they loved it.
Comment by Heather Barnett on August 27, 2014 at 11:45

Hi, there are some links for resourcing physarum here 

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