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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 12, 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 3, 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.


401 - Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows 的 414 个评论(共 414 个)

创建者 FAGE D

Jan 16, 2017

Very interesting course and enthusiastic professor

创建者 Eduardo E D

Oct 16, 2018

Learning a lot. I am very excited

创建者 Cristian A

Jan 21, 2018

Excellent didactics and material.

创建者 Paul K

Nov 13, 2016

very unique method of teaching

创建者 Gil K

Jan 12, 2018

מעניין, מחדש, פוקח עיניים.

创建者 Laura M

Jun 5, 2020

Ive enjoyed very much

创建者 gowtham K

Apr 19, 2018

good course.........

创建者 Apurva B

Sep 2, 2018

Interesting course

创建者 Ayoubpp

Aug 26, 2017

Very nice course

创建者 Alex L

Jul 20, 2017

very difficult

创建者 Valery J S

Jul 8, 2020

Professor is interesting but I just don't get it. Algebra is much easier. No wonder I do not have a green thumb.

创建者 Jerri. M L

Dec 14, 2020

I was stuck on 2nd week. Took the test a number of times. I used all the answers each time that were provided. And still the response was wrong with the choices given.

I took notes to refer to and still i was not successful.

创建者 Shrihari N

Feb 24, 2021

It is an amazing course in which I learned a lot. But I still give the one star because the final quiz is extremely difficult, and has many issues that are not being addressed.

创建者 Dr. D B

Feb 5, 2020

This course was horrible