Plants Behaving Badly

Murder & Mayhem

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants.

About the Show

Recently scientists have shown that many more plants are carnivorous than we ever thought. Welcome to the world of killer tomatoes and murderous potatoes. But even the more obvious carnivorous plants — sundews, flytraps and pitchers — are revealing new behavior. Carnivorous plants have featured in many sci-fi films over the years, but the reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction.

Curriculum

Carnivorous Plants of Texas

For Grades 4-12

Four Deadly Carnivorous Plants

For Grades 6-12

A Venus Flytrap Works Just Like Your Brain

For Grades 6-12