Scientists Discovers Corn Plants Make A Noise!

posted Mar 5, 2013, 10:34 AM by Patrick Johnson

Today we read a newspaper article with the heading: Scientists Discover Corn Plants Make a Noise.We learned that corn plants make a clicking noise (the human ear cannot hear it) and will react to the clicking noise. Students were asked the following:
No one knows why plants make these clicking noises. Why do you think they make them?
Reasons students gave for the clicking noise:
-There are actually small bugs inside the corn plant that is responsible for the noise.
-The clicking noise is the result of the plant growing.
-The plant makes the clicking noise as a result of the wind.
-The plant makes the clicking noise to attract bees in order to pollinate it.