Sunday, December 9, 2007

Plant Kinematics....More on Plant Movement

One of the characteristics of living things is response to environment. Usually we think of plants as fairly quiet in terms of moving, when compared to animals. Check out the plant kinematics sites and the Kew Gardens video to review plant movement.

Can you speculate or guess why plants move? Make a list of all the posibilities. Can you imagine ways to test the possibilities? Draw a picture to show how you could test your ideas. Discuss the ideas with your family.

Now, think about your thinking. What kinds of "cognitive" or thinking processes did you use?

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