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In this online quiz activity, learners answer a set of multiple choice questions about animal behavior. Page includes links to ads, resources and answers.
Students observe animal behaviors and record their observations. In this animal behavior lesson students record animal behaviors at specific intervals of time using an ethogram. Students may first practice an ethogram using a classmate. Students reflect on the animal behaviors they have observed.
Students examine how to develop and conduct scientific investigations of animal behavior. In this animal behavior lesson plan students view a video, play an interactive game and complete a lab exercise. 
Middle schoolers examine animal behaviors. In this field study lesson, students review animal behaviors that help them survive and reproduce. They observe the behavior of an animal and report their findings. The lesson is created for Alaskan wildlife but can easily be adapted for any region.
How does one determine what influences animal behavior; Is it nature or nurture? After a short reading explaining different types of conditioning and other learned behaviors, scholars examine six scenarios to determine whether the behavior described is innate or learned, then go on to explain more about the behavior. It may work well to have to have kids discuss each of the scenarios with partners in order to ensure they are all fully understanding the concepts. 
Students compare animal adaptations to human behavior. In this science lesson, students discuss animal instincts vs. learned behavior. Options for student writing, drawing and research are incorporated into this lesson plan
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students fill in the grid with words related to animal behavior. Students find 12 words about animal behavior.
In this animal behaviors word puzzle worksheet, students examine the 16 adjectives and names in the word bank and locate them in the word search puzzle.
In this conditional if practice instructional activity, students use the conditional if in 10 sentences that define the 10 animal behavior terms listed.
Students choose an animal found in the school or at home. They observe the animal twice. Students make their observations based on: movement, interactions, feeding, etc. They use their first observation to familirize themselves with the animal's behavior. Students use the second observation to compare observations made during the first observation.
Fourth graders create an animal slide show. In this classification lesson students research one particular animal. The students rely upon computer skills to produce a slide show on the animal that they researched.
Students examine animal behavior. In this animals training lesson, students understand a pet owner's responsibility for their pet's behavior. Students get into groups and brainstorm situations that pet's make a mistake that they are unaware of. Students discuss ways to prevent these situations from happening.
Third graders watch a video to identify the difference between learned behavior and instincts in animals. They provide examples of both instincts and learned behavior.
Students examine bird anatomy and explain bird intelligence.  In this animal behavior lesson students research the Internet on bird behavior and work in groups to complete a challenge. 
Students read about animal behavior before the Indian Ocean tsunami and meet with an elder to discuss how the animals reacted. In this animal behavior lesson plan, students read a story and fill out a worksheet provided.
Fourth graders investigate animal behavior by researching black bears. In this wild animals lesson, 4th graders view photocopied images of black bears and identify their anatomy. Students research the web, books and newspaper in order to create a multimedia slide-show about black bears utilizing their computers.
Students engage in a lab that focuses on animal behavior in an open ended inquiry based laboratory experience. They build an ethogram, display a transition matrix and analyze a Markov Chain. They remove wings from the drosophila and synthesize their data.
This document was produced as a reading guide for a specific textbook chapter on behavioral biology. Suitable for an AP or college-level biology course, it contains sixteen short-answer questions pertaining to animal behavior. Consider using it as a study guide or an outline for your lecture.
Students participate in a game of charades to examine different animal behaviors. After reading an article, they discuss why bees waggle and how that behavior applies to humans. They research the behaviors of an animal of interest to them and notes that behaviors importance.
Can you train a worm? Biology buffs will have a blast trying! Using planaria or earthworms, they introduce a certain stimulus repeatedly until the desired response happens more quickly. They also explore the response of their own eyes to light and their eye-hand coordination. All of these activities enhance the learning of animal response to environmental stimuli.