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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 –

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14 de ago. de 2021

I really liked this course, the professor was engaging, clear, and informative, and did a great job explaining and simplifying the more complex biology topics so that it was digestible for beginners.


12 de dic. de 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! :)

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por V. S

26 de may. de 2020

I was really happy. And I learned lot of things about plants and also thanks to coursera.

por Meghna V

16 de may. de 2020

It helped me gain a good perspective about plant life. I enjoyed learning in this course.

por Akshayaa V

13 de dic. de 2019

This gives us hell a lot learning at basics, which now helped me to improve in my studies

por Safa m v s

19 de ago. de 2020

This course is more informational .We get more awareness about plants via this course.

por בר א

14 de ago. de 2017

a very intersting and a bit challnaging course for people without backgroud in biology

por Adrian T R

6 de mar. de 2022

this is a great class that i will have to circle back to in finishing the second part

por Rachel

2 de ene. de 2021

Well designed, easy to follow, really interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. Loved it

por Roslyn O

28 de sep. de 2019

It's been my dream to study plant biology! This was a great introduction. Thank you

por Teguh R

17 de sep. de 2020



por Adolfo D

18 de oct. de 2018

Excelente tema para aprender, te encuentras con algo in imaginado. Lo recomiendo!!!

por Jeanette F

26 de ago. de 2020

Interesting information and well presented. Thank you for providing this course .

por Andrew L

7 de jun. de 2020

Brilliantly presented and engaging, delivered the depth of knowledge as advertised

por Samantha B

24 de abr. de 2020

What an amazing course! So interesting and informative! HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS COURSE

por Sarthak J

27 de abr. de 2020

Excellent explanation. Glad to learn much more about plants and its interactions.

por M. C

25 de may. de 2018

The professor really makes an effort to make the course interesting. A must-take!

por Jennifer V

17 de jun. de 2019

Fascinating subject matter-useful in understanding botany and in raising plants.

por JupiterAllen

30 de ene. de 2021

Challenging, informative, engaging and inspiring! Gratitude Professor and team!

por Ehouman E

20 de oct. de 2020

Was a very good experience to learn Biology From Tel Avis University.

Thank you!

por Athira s

23 de jul. de 2020

I am very thankful.i gained more information about what a plant knows.its good.


19 de mar. de 2018

one of the most interesting and teasing course i have ever studied about plants

por Naguibe R

23 de jun. de 2020

Estoy feliz de haber sido parte de este aprendizaje.


Excelente curso,

por adriana d

24 de oct. de 2017

very interesting course! the explanations are very clear and easy to follow.

por Joseph G O A

26 de sep. de 2020

Very Great Explanation. Exams are hard and will need dedication in studying

por Lindsey

6 de nov. de 2019

I will never look at plants the same way again. Really enjoyed this course.

por Liliana R G L

23 de may. de 2020

The course was excellent, very motivating and brought several curiosities!