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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 –



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! :)


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.


151 - Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows 的 175 個評論(共 387 個)

創建者 Umar H


This course was just awesome and specially the professor is so cool and his method of teaching was so awesome really appreciated...

創建者 Jean C H R


Very enlightening, I definitely appreciate this intensively precise lesson. Thanks Thousand times, Tel Aviv university&Coursera.

創建者 Cynara F B


Excellent course! But it was not easy, I had to study a lot because my background was in civil engineering.

Thank you, professor!

創建者 Renata d O A


Love it and I'd recomend this course to people I know. Now I'm gonna do the second part.

Thank coursera and Professor Chamovitz

創建者 Andrés S


Really interestint course to discover and understand a lot of things on plants and their similarities or not to animals/humans.



I really enjoyed learning about the sensory world of plants and cell and it provide us with good foundations in this subject

創建者 Ashley J S


Really good course, better than I wa expecting. Professor was easy to understand and made the subject even more interesting.

創建者 Godineau E


A very interestinf course, well documented and explained by Dr. Chamowitz ! I highly recommend this course, I learnt a lot !

創建者 Ricardo M


Great course, really changed my view on how plants are affected by their environment and how they are able to react to it.

創建者 Dr. S B


I was really exited to learn the subject through the way he taught us. He really made us to understand the plant feelings

創建者 Silvia G


i highly recommend this great and interesting course!

The professor explains the arguments in a clear and stimulating way.

創建者 Craig F


This was an original and creative way of learning about plants! The instructor is enthusiastic and obviously an expert.

創建者 Jean P G


I am pleasantly impressed with the quality of this course, it gave me great knowledge and I really enjoyed the calsess

創建者 Tânia G M


It was a very interesting course and after finished it I really want to learn more and more about plants.

Thanks a lot!

創建者 Rinsha S


Helpfull and well clarification about each process is explained .make me more interested in studying about plants🌿🌿

創建者 ANJU C


This is one of the best course. The topic is very simple and no need worry about it. The presentation was superb....

創建者 Cotek T


One of the best courses I have ever undertaken. The knowledge and teaching style of prof. Chamovitz is awesome.


創建者 Debasish P


I am very happy to complete this course. I am looking for more courses from Professor Dr. Daneil Chamovitz in future.

創建者 TEY W H


Great Lecturer and good content! plus it is really fun to hear and watch the videos. Thank you for making this course

創建者 Danise G R


I've acquired great knowledge about plants! Thank you so much for a wonderful priviledge! you have great instructor!

創建者 Lucero H S


This is a great course! I loved it, in the final video I cried, tears of happiness, obviously!! Daniel is the best!

創建者 Janine A R


A very good course, love the videos and way the information is explained, I have learnt so much. thank you. Janine

創建者 Leticia X C R


I love this course. I learned a lot and it just opened my curiosity on plants even more. The lecturer is amazing.

創建者 HJ K


there was some question asking unlearned contents. But except that, perfect for me. be sure, It is for beginner.

創建者 Lino S


Very interesting, thought provoking and excellently delivered. Gives you the basic concepts to go learning more!