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Do Plants Have Feelings?

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The first genre I used in this book is the regular writing format, which is the genre of introduction, because I think it is easier for the audience to know what I want to tell them. The second genre I use drawings because I want to make the audience feel relaxed when they are reading this book. I want them to know that “plants do have feelings.” This is not a serious topic, so I drew some cute drawings for readers to let them feel comfortable to read this book. The third genre I used is pictures. The pictures show the real plants in the real world. However, plants in the real world do not have expressions. Therefore, I wrote some sentences behind these plants to show the feeling that plants may have during that situation. The forth genre is the diary. The diary shows plant’s feelings based on researches. I want to use the diary to emphasize readers that plants can sense, listen and sight. The poem of plants is the final genre that I used in this book because I want to make the audience do not neglect that plants do have feelings.

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Do Plants Have Feelings?……………

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Plants can Learn…………………… ……… …………….4

Plants can Feel the Gravity and Light…………………… 7 Plants can Listen to Music……………………….……… 10

Plants Know It Is Bitten

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Plants can Feel the Obstacles………….……… ………

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Respect Them, They Live Longer Than You……………

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Dairy of Plants…………………………………………… 15 Poetry of Plants…………….………………………………29

Reference………………………………………………

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Do plants have feeling?

How are you? This is a common question that people ask everyday and everywhere. People use this question to understand what other people think. People can listen to what other people say and express to know what do they feel, then give the right responses. Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. But how about plants? People usually talk about the behaviors of human and animals, but not really care about the plants. Plants are used to be thought that they can’t move, and they can’t respond. Is that true? Do plants really cannot feel anything or memorize nothing? Let’s read a diary which is written by the plant.

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Plants can learn, sense, memorize, and even respond back in their own ways which human may not recognize.

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Plants Know It Is Bitten

In early 19 century, there is a scientist, named Sir Jagandis Chander Bose, found that plants have electric responses when they are bitten by caterpillars. Some of the plants will release some chemical materials to defense the biting by insects.

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Plants can Learn

In Australia, there is an animal biologist found that the mimosa has long term memory. She set up a device which drops the mimosa without touching. The mimosa got shocked, then collapsed.

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After 5 or 6 times, the mimosa adapts being dropped. The mimosa did not collapse. This is an amazing discovery because it shows that the mimosa has the ability to learn and memorized something.

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Learning is a procedure of getting knowledge, technique, attitude or values by teaching or experiencing. The mimosa learns to adjust the change of the environment

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Plants can Feel the Gravity and Light

Plants can sense the gravity. Some plants grow toward the sky. If you rotate them 90 degrees to the right, they will grow up perpendicular to the ground. Some plants grow toward the sun.

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For example, the helianthus, which is called sunflower in common. You can see them face the east side in the morning, and face west side in the evening. They can even react the different wavelength of light.

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the east side in the morning, and face west side in the evening. They can even

Plants can Listen to Music

There are many researches show that plants respond to different music. In 1973, Dorothy Retallack conducted an experience to test the reaction of plants. One batch of plant, she gave them listen to soothing music. Another batch of plant, she gave them listen to rock music. After 2 weeks, two batches present different situations. The plants which listen to soothing music are healthy and began to grow toward the radio.

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Other plants which listen to rock music have smaller leaves. This examination shows that plants can feel the sound in the air even though they do not have ears.

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Plants can Feel the Obstacles

Plants can feel the object surrounds them. They can sense the repellent and shift the direction to avoid touching the obstacle. For example, when a tree finds there is an obstacle in front of it. It will detour its root to bypass the barriers. Vines can sense the wall or rod nearby, and grow toward it until it climbs on the wall or rod.

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Respect Them, They Live Longer Than You

These examples prove that plants do have feelings. They feel everything surrounding them. From the beginning of the world, plants have longer history than human beings. They can feel or sense something even they do not have brains or nerves. Therefore, we should respect them and believe that everything has a soul. Human are not the only master of the earth.

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Diary of Plants Day 1: I was planted by a little boy. His name is

Diary of Plants

Day 1:

I was planted by a little boy. His name is Andrew. He said growing up quickly to me. I drink some water that he gave me. It’s dark here. Time to sleep. Good night!

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Day 5:

My body is getting longer day by day. I feel I’m growing up. Now, I see the sun. It is warm outside.

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Day 8:

There are two little sprouts come out from my body. It’s 65 degrees here, I love this temperature.

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Day 10:

Today, Andrew came to see me. He stood in the blooming yard and looked forward to see my blooming. He gave me some water before leaving.

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Day 15:

I outgrow some leaves today.

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Day 16:

I can feel the sunlight. I love the weather and humidity today. I can feel the whole bunch energy comes out of my body.

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Day 20:

Today is a windy day. I hope I won’t be blown away.

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Day 21:

It’s raining now! I love water! But, no! Not so much water, please! My root sinks in the water… help… Flooding here…

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Day 22:

There’s a bug biting my leaf! Hey! Don’t bite me! Go away! It’s hurt! I think I should make some chemical materials to get rid of this bug.

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Day 23:

Andrew found the bug was eating me, so he drove it away. Thanks a lot! I’m safe now! By the way, I hate bugs…

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Day 25:

I have a new bud on my head. It’s orange! Hey, I think I love this color.

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Day 27:

I hear the music come from the house. It sounds really good! It’s “Nocturne” from Chopin. I love classical music.

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Day 30:

Andrew and I stand beneath the sun. We look at each other. He seems very happy to see my flowering.

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Poem of Plants It turns dark here, how about there? It’s a little cold here,

Poem of Plants

It turns dark here, how about there? It’s a little cold here, how about there? Here, everything has changed I bloom something from my head And I wrote something down And wish you’re here

It is almost morning, how about there? The weather is hot, how about there? Here, I find out something I collect all your tears And bury our memories into the soil And how about you?

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Reference [1] Bose, Jagadis Chander. The Nervous Mechanism of Plants. London, NY: Longmans Green, 1926. Print. [2] Bose, Jagadis Chunder. Plant Response: As a Means of Physiological Investigation. New York: Longmans, Green, 1906. Print. [3] Retallack, Dorothy L. The Sound of Music and Plants. Santa Monica, CA: DeVorss, 1973.

Longmans, Green, 1906. Print. [3] Retallack, Dorothy L. The Sound of Music and Plants. Santa Monica,

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