Science C23: The Sensitive Plant


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of touch

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Video and lesson investigations on the topic of touch. Key concepts include:

  • Plants are sensitive to touch and other stimuli.
  • Some plants have evolved ways of protecting themselves by reacting to touch. Others have evolved ways of capturing food by utilizing their sense of touch. Plants react to light.
  • Plant responses involve much slower movement than animal responses, which is why most people may not even recognize plant movement.
  • How a plant responds depends on which growing conditions it is most sensitive to.
  • Each plant is specially adapted to the environmental conditions under which it will flourish.


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