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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.


251 - Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows 的 275 个评论(共 354 个)

创建者 Roman B

Feb 08, 2017

Simple language. Interesting. Very useful.

创建者 nakul v

Aug 27, 2020

very insightful, know what a plant knows.

创建者 Benjamin P

Aug 28, 2017

Excellent Course with a great instructor!

创建者 JUAN C M S

Aug 25, 2020

excelent course and excelent Professor.

创建者 Daniel K

Mar 31, 2018

very interesting! I have learned a lot

创建者 Brunet P

Jan 09, 2020

Love it , but exam are hard for me...

创建者 smitha R

Jul 22, 2019

well explained and the quiz was good

创建者 James H

Dec 29, 2017

awesome course and great professor!

创建者 Rachel H

Jun 05, 2018

Challenging and insightful course!

创建者 Jeffrey S

Jan 18, 2020

Excellent and informative course.

创建者 Mariia N

May 12, 2020

Great course and great lecturer!

创建者 Vipin S

Jun 09, 2020

The best course I've ever taken

创建者 Andrei A

Oct 01, 2019

useful and entertaining so far.

创建者 Richard K

Jun 10, 2017

very interesting and well done.

创建者 Renata B

Feb 23, 2018

don't miss! really interesting

创建者 Jacqueline P

Oct 23, 2017

Wonderful course! I loved it!

创建者 Yasmen G A

Oct 09, 2017

very good prof and good course

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Feb 15, 2018



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创建者 David W

Jun 23, 2020

Great instructor and subject

创建者 Federica S

Mar 30, 2018

Excellent course! Well done!

创建者 Zeynep O B

Jul 13, 2017

I totally LOVED this course.

创建者 Ni K E S

Aug 03, 2020

What an interesting course!

创建者 Bruce w

Dec 17, 2017

Well done and interesting.