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Plant Growth, Development, and Response to the Environment

Plant Growth, Development, and Response to the Environment

This animation focuses on plant growth and how plants sense and respond to their environment. In particular, this animation discusses the various forms of tropisms that plants can perform as well as how fruits ripen, what hormones trigger plant growth and development and how plants are able to defend themselves. Activity 1 allows one to determine the incorrect pattern of auxin distribution. In Activity 2, students will be able to match hormones to their effects. Finally, in Activity 3, students are permitted to drag the correct terms to complete the sentences pertaining to how plants have evolved protective mechanisms. 

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