Discussion Forum format
300 – 500 words
This week we shifted our focus to our eukaryotic “cousins”, the plants. With that in mind, the discussion topic is designed to provoke some critical analysis of both systems. Pick one of the following topics and compare at least two major similarities and two differences between vascular plants and humans.
*The “circulatory” system of vascular plants compared to humans
*The reproductive cycle of vascular plants compared to humans
*Organs or tissues of vascular plants compared to humans (you need to choose only one or two comparable tissue or organ types)
There is a second portion of this assignment that will force you to think about how plants affect our individual lives. In our day-to-day hustle and bustle, plants are typically overlooked for all that they provide for us. Simply stated, they are all too often taken for granted. With that being said, I would like for you to take the time to ponder just what plants have done for you. In fact, I challenge you to LIST and EXPLAIN at least ten ways in which plants in general or specific plants provide for you in your life and HOW they benefit or enrich your life. I encourage you to write your entry before reading any of your classmates’ posts to see if you can come up with any original ways plants affect you.