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For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin’s early fascination with stems and flowers to Seymour Krelborn’s distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. This course intends to present an intriguing and scientifically valid look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the sensations they feel. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, we will delve into the inner lives of plants and draw parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. We’ll learn how plants know up from down, how they know when a neighbor has been infested by a group of hungry beetles, and whether they appreciate the music you’ve been playing for them or if they’re just deaf to the sounds around them. We’ll explore definitions of memory and consciousness as they relate to plants in asking whether we can say that plants might even be aware of their surroundings. This highly interdisciplinary course meshes historical studies with cutting edge modern research and will be relevant to all humans who seek their place in nature. This class has three main goals: 1. To introduce you to basic plant biology by exploring plant senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, balance). 2. To introduce you to biological research and the scientific method. 3. To get the student to question life in general and what defines us as humans. Once you've taken this course, if you are interested in a more in-depth study of plants, check out my follow-up course, Fundamentals of Plant Biology ( In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here –



Dec 13, 2016

Love the clarity of the instructors deliver which is supported by great explanations and most importantly visual aids & demonstrations. Ps... Especially loved the bloopers at the end. Nice treat! :)


Mar 04, 2020

A perfect course to understand all senses of plants in a straightforward way and I must admit the way professor Daniel chamovitz helped me to better acknowledge this course was satisfactory for me.


201 - Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows 的 225 个评论(共 354 个)

创建者 Ehouman E

Oct 20, 2020

Was a very good experience to learn Biology From Tel Avis University.

Thank you!

创建者 Athira s

Jul 24, 2020

I am very thankful.i gained more information about what a plant knows.its good.


Mar 19, 2018

one of the most interesting and teasing course i have ever studied about plants

创建者 Naguibe R

Jun 24, 2020

Estoy feliz de haber sido parte de este aprendizaje.


Excelente curso,

创建者 adriana d

Oct 24, 2017

very interesting course! the explanations are very clear and easy to follow.

创建者 Joseph G O A

Sep 26, 2020

Very Great Explanation. Exams are hard and will need dedication in studying

创建者 Lindsey

Nov 07, 2019

I will never look at plants the same way again. Really enjoyed this course.

创建者 Liliana R G L

May 23, 2020

The course was excellent, very motivating and brought several curiosities!

创建者 Aiden c

Dec 25, 2017

Amazing course, definitely recommend to anyone interested in plant biology

创建者 Anaïs P

Dec 15, 2019

Thank you for this class. I'm so happy and glad to have be a part of it.

创建者 Zainab A Q

Jul 03, 2017

a real good course, and indeed the best teacher I have seen on Coursera

创建者 Itzelita P

Oct 22, 2017

Excelente curso para introducirte en el funcionamiento de las plantas

创建者 Marcos P O

Dec 29, 2016

For me, I still think is the most beautiful MOOC of all I have done.

创建者 মশিউর র

Jul 12, 2020

A happy teacher makes happy students. great course, great teacher.

创建者 Ooha M

Jan 29, 2018

Loved it! Gonna do the 2nd part too. Prof Chamovitz is amazing! <3

创建者 Karina d B

Jun 30, 2020

Thank you, Professor Daniel Chamovitz this was an awesome course.

创建者 Nathan

May 03, 2020

Loved it, learned a lot of interesting things about plant biology

创建者 Neetu

Sep 30, 2016

Excellent delivery of content and enjoyed the course very much !!

创建者 Ruben G

Jun 25, 2018

Great course, it is engaging, entertaining and very interesting.

创建者 Hamza E G

May 17, 2020

Very nice course and a very good lecturer. Thank you so much ;)

创建者 Claudia

Apr 14, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. Very good lecturer and contents.

创建者 LUIS F L G

Feb 28, 2018

interesante y muy útil para la investigación de las plantas !

创建者 Daniel M

Nov 22, 2016

Great introduction to the world of plants.

I enjoyed it a lot.

创建者 lixiaoxu

Dec 09, 2016

pretty enjoyable and heuristic course!! Thank u professor!!!

创建者 pedro p p

May 05, 2020

It's a great course that change the way you see the plants.