With all the the rain we have had recently in Florida, I knew we would be able to find a lot of mushrooms. Our yard can be filled with them within just a few days. I had been intrigued with spore prints for a long time, and after seeing how very simple this was - I think it will be something we do over and over.
What you need:
mushrooms from your yard
simply cut the stem down so you can set the mushroom gill side down, cover with a big glass bowl, and wait. Ours dropped their spore by the next morning (under 24 hours).
Then - apply open ended learning to it.
The design is beautiful.
Look at the spores underneath the microscope.
Look up what else has spores.