Have I got a great science lesson for all classrooms! I vividly remember “discovering” the Venus Fly Trap. I thought that was just the coolest plant in the world. But I think there is one that is even cooler now.
The TickleMe Plant reacts immediately when “tickled” by closing the leaves. The scientific name is Mimosa pudica meaning shy, bashful or shrinking. Depending on the grade level taught will determine the scientific facts student will discover. Introduce students with the video provided by TickleMe Plant. Simply put, all students will be fascinated with the reaction of the plant to touch. At maturity, adult plants can produce sparkling pink flowers.
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