Lichens, Liverworts & Mosses
requirements for the Lichens, Liverworts, & Mosses honor are as
Skill Level 3
- Know the life cycle of a moss, lichen, or liverwort.
- Make a small terrarium or "eternal garden" using
mosses and lichens.
- Find and identify five lichens, one liverwort, and six mosses.
- Name at least three ways moss has played a significant role in
the economy of man.
- Observe the spore caps of several different kinds of moss
under a magnifying glass to see the differences in 'hair caps'
and 'teeth' that separate many species.
- What are lichens?
- Name at least two ways lichens have been of value to man.
- How are liverworts different than all other green plants? Name
on often used in aquariums. What is its use?