A revolution is underway in science classrooms. The demands of the new workplace and the ready access to information afforded by new technologies have radically changed the way we define a scientifically literate society.
More than ever teachers need professional development that provides them with the resources they need and empowers them to take the action required to build classrooms where the next generation of scientifically literate students will flourish.
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