Episode 94: The Secret Senses of Plants!

Can plants feel pain? No, they don’t feel pain. But, they have some amazing secret senses! Akshay wonders about these plant senses and explores the science behind the secret superpowers of plants! Plants are able to defend each other and themselves, recognize bugs that attack them, and even figure out which direction to grow!!

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Here is an article! It is called “Relaxing Odor of Freshly-Mown Grass? Think Again!” (https://spectacularsci.com/why-does-grass-have-a-smell-when-it-is-mown/)

Here is an activity! It is called “Plants’ Secret Sense: Growing Up!” (https://spectacularsci.com/plant-secret-sense-growing-upwards-sunlight/)