Do Plants Think?

Plants react to many different stimuli, but do they think? After many years, scientists now have a definite answer. A video shares the theories and facts as part of a larger biology playlist. From plants listening to music to plants warning their neighbors of danger, it does a great job of separating facts from fiction.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Grow sensitive plants in class and observe their reactions
  • Perform the spinning plant experiment discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of photosynthesis
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Includes subtitles in Arabic and English for ease of note taking
  • Provides a list of resources for further learning
Cons

  • None