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The Secret Senses of Plants

“Do plants feel pain?” Jude’s question leads us to stunning discoveries about what plants feel, what they hear, and even what they talk about! Biologist Heidi Appel reveals how scientists learned about plants’ inner lives, and tells us the story of how she discovered “listening” plants. You’ll never look at plants the same way again.

What can YOU observe about your houseplants? How do they react to changes in light, water, or other variables? Tell us — and send in your science questions — at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Want to learn more about plant communication? Check out our blog at www.sciencepodcastforkids.com.

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