Phipps Fairchild Challenge 1 2018-2019
“Shaped by Nature”
For this challenge, students were asked to identify the relations between botanical systems and our human bodies. One of our sophomore students, Caden Ferita, chose to compare the human stomach to a Venus fly trap. Both the plant and the human stomach carry enzymes that help to break up its food and digest the nutrients. Another sophomore student, Isaac Hess, chose to compare the human nervous system of a baby, to a plant called the Mimosa Pudica. When contact is made on the baby’s palm, the nervous system causes the hand to clamp shut, similar to how the Mimosa Pudica closes when something touches it.