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Plants in Motion


Plants in Motion

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TIme lapse movies of plant growth from germination to flowering, including tropic responses, nastic movement and circadian rhythms.
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Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: May 29, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 14, 2017
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Submitter: John Hoddinott


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Apple Quicktime
Language: English
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Avatar for shavaine ghent
23 weeks ago

shavaine ghent (Teacher (K-12))

This choice of resources  is fun and would stimulate the pupils interest for a longer time and make learning more interactive in the classroom.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes

Avatar for Tesha Waterman
23 weeks ago

Tesha Waterman (Student)

This material will be beneficial for both teachers and pupils since it gives you a better understanding of the topic and stimulates the learning environment for learning to take place.
Time spent reviewing site: 4 hours

Avatar for Tesha Waterman
23 weeks ago

Tesha Waterman (Student)

This site is tremendous for both  teachers and pupils.It is a great site because I am edified  and  entertained with the movies and  flipcharts  to teach the topic:"Plants. These materials have assisted me to  have a wider knowledge  to teach this topic in the classroom. I am encouraging teachers and pupils to take full advantage of this site because it is an award winning site.

Time spent reviewing site: I spent 4 hours on this site.
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Avatar for Jim Bidlack
1 year ago

Jim Bidlack (Faculty)

This is a great site to show plants in action. An award-winning site that teachers can show in the classroom to get students excited about botany!
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
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Avatar for Jim Bidlack
4 years ago

Jim Bidlack (Faculty)

This is a great site to learn about all sorts of plant movement.  Great animations.

Time spent reviewing site: A few minutes
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Avatar for Anil Kapoor
5 years ago

Anil Kapoor (Faculty)

great site on plants in motion and growth of plants from seed to plant or root to plant

Avatar for Hsueh-Yung Chen
6 years ago

Hsueh-Yung Chen (Student)

I spent about 40 minutes browsing this site. I would like to use some of the videos for the lectures that involve plants. I like very much about the movie categories. Each vocabulary it has its own video clip. Students can define the meaning by seeing the motion pictures. I so love the part of “plants in Hollywood”. The movies that relate to plants definitely motivate students’ learning desire.

Avatar for Maria Luisa Castro
7 years ago

Maria Luisa Castro (Staff)

Videos help understand by seeing plants movements. Good combination of videos with the relevant information about what you are seeing.
Time spent reviewing site: Ease to get to the information.

Avatar for stephen fedele
8 years ago

stephen fedele (Staff)

What a creative way to inspire creative movement with children and adults.

Avatar for Brandi Miller
8 years ago

Brandi Miller (Student)

Excellent-it shoes real, live plants using time lapse video.

Avatar for Tony Curry
12 years ago

Tony Curry (Student)

I spend around 2 hours reviewing this site and found it very interesting. I
would like to use this in an Into Biology class and have the students perform
something similar to the time lapse movies. I feel students being involved with
the process would enhance their learning experience. The site was very user
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Avatar for Kurt Amundson
12 years ago

Kurt Amundson (Student)

I spent about an hour reviewing the movies. I think that this site has a lot of
potential to be used in the classroom. I would like to use it for an
introductory biology course. I think it would be a good way to kick off a unit
and generate student interest. The site was very easy to use, and the movies
loaded quickly.

Avatar for Leslie Williams
14 years ago

Leslie Williams (Faculty)

I spent about 1 1/2 hours reviewing movies for most topics included. From my
T1 connection, most movies loaded in less than 10 seconds. From my 56K modem at
home some of the movies took over 5 minutes to load. Aside from the slow
loading, the videos were excellent! I plan to use this site for my online
non-majors biology class and for my general botany class. I anticipate that my
students will be amazed at the videos and be more interested in plants as a
result of viewing the videos. The materials are easy to use, of high quality,
and should enhance the educational experiences of my students.
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Avatar for Thomas Lonergan
14 years ago

Thomas Lonergan (Faculty)

I used this site in teaching a graduate level education course in plant
sciences. The animations of the tropisms are excellent. I asked class members
to create assignments based on the Quicktime movies available on the site. This
proved challenging for them. However, they were very excited about the
opportunity to discuss complicated plant responses based on a movie.