Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Worksheet: How to Identify a Lichen

  • Use this worksheet with the Smithsonian Science How video, "What's a Lichen: How a Smithsonian Scientist Studies a Unique Symbiosis," featuring Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno.
  • The worksheet will help your students learn how to find lichens, how to observe and record what they have found, how to identify the lichen by comparing it to published information, and how to figure out what questions they have about this lichen. 
Resource Type
Posters and Worksheets
Grade Level
Learning Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Life Science