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Sobre o curso

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 –

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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.

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por Federica S

Mar 30, 2018

Excellent course! Well done!

por Zeynep O B

Jul 13, 2017

I totally LOVED this course.

por Bruce w

Dec 17, 2017

Well done and interesting.

por 李家泓

Jun 03, 2017


por MARY R B M

Jul 09, 2020

come to know about plants

por Diana A T S

Jul 08, 2020

The course was excellent!

por Hemansi B P

Jun 24, 2020

Very knowledgeable course

por Mariana G G

Jun 17, 2019

A very interesting curse!

por Alessandra

May 17, 2017

Simply an amazing course!

por andrea l

Jun 22, 2017

coherent and interesting

por Alexander B

Oct 27, 2017

Absolutely mindblowing.

por Preeti H M

Sep 11, 2019

I enjoyed thoroughly !

por Clemens K

Jun 19, 2019

Very well structured!

por Elizabeth

Mar 09, 2018

Excellent instruction


Sep 13, 2017


por Vijaya M T

Apr 03, 2020

very informative.

por Lun L

Jan 06, 2020

good for beginner

por ,jhgfhkgd

Nov 26, 2017

Very informative!

por маргарита п

Mar 27, 2017

Это было здорово!

por vaaman s

Dec 20, 2016

awesome and great

por Bhawna S

May 19, 2020

Excellent course

por Nitesh M

Oct 16, 2018

Very Informative

por Archna D

May 03, 2020

Good experience

por Patrick A

Mar 04, 2019


por Ricardo G T

Sep 20, 2017

Simply amazing!