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Interactive video lesson plan for: Are Plants Conscious?

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Scientists have found evidence that plants have senses, memories, and can even communicate with each other. But does this mean they're conscious?

Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/plants-feel-pain.htm

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SOURCES:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/plants-feel-pain.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plants-think-daniel-chamovitz/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLABm7jJ-Y

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/29/307981803/plants-talk-plants-listen-here-s-how

http://gizmodo.com/nice-try-vegans-plants-can-actually-hear-themselves-b-1599749162

Roots of consciousness. By: Ananthaswamy, Anil, New Scientist, 02624079, 12/6/2014, Vol. 224, Issue 2998

Do Plants Have Brains? By: DeSalle, Rob, Tattersall, Ian, Natural History, 00280712, May2012, Vol. 120, Issue 5

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/12/23/the-intelligent-plant

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