Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Plants In Motion

Plants In Motion
Created for nonprofit educational use
Roger P. Hangarter

Indiana University, Department of Biology, 915 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405

sunflower.bio.indiana.edu/~rhangart/ plantmotion/starthere.html

With few exceptions, plants grow and change on a time scale that is too slow for us to observe in real time. Time-lapse photography is a simple technique that allows us to see the movements of plants and clearly demonstrates that plants are living and capable of some extraordinary things. This is done by capturing a series of images at intervals ranging from minutes to hours apart. The images can then be viewed in rapid succession, much like a flip book. The effect is to compress into a short period, the changes that occurred over a relatively long period of time. We especially hope this site provides material that may captivate the interest of budding plant biologists but even seasoned plant biologists will find interesting material...
* Germination
* Photomorphogenesis
* Tropisms
* Nastic Movements
* Circadian Responses
* General Growth
* Flowers
* Cellular Responses

Teaching / Learning Projects
* Plant Dance
* Making time-lapse movies
* Plant projects

Plants & Art
* Plant Art
* Plants in Hollywood

Note that all of the movies are in QuickTime format. The QuickTime plug-in is available for free at quicktime.apple.com. However, if you want to save movies to your computer for educational use away from an inernet connection, you will need a copy of QuickTime Pro

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