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Middle schoolers observe animal behaviors and record their observations. In this animal behavior lesson students record animal behaviors at specific intervals of time using an ethogram. Middle schoolers may first practice an ethogram using a classmate. Students reflect on the animal behaviors they have observed.
Types of Behavior: Animal Behavior Research
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
Animal Behavior Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about animal behavior. Page includes links to ads, resources and answers.
The "How's and Whys" of Animal Behavior
Young scholars read examples of behaviors in various animals. They design an experimental question about the behavior. They explain if the question involves the proximate or ultimate level of causation.
Review of Animal Behavior
In this animal behavior worksheet, students complete a 50 multiple choice question review quiz on how animals respond to certain stimuli.
Learning and Living
Students examine animal behaviors. For 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.
What's All the Buzz About
High schoolers 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.
Whooo Am I ? An Animal Diary
Students choose their favorite animal and create a diary entry as if they were that animal. They research the animal's behaviors, diet, and habitat. In the diary entry they incorporate this information to provide clues to the identity of the animal for readers to try and guess.
You talkin' to me?: Investigations in animal behavior
Students examine how to develop and conduct scientific investigations of animal behavior. In this animal behavior lesson students view a video, play an interactive game and complete a lab exercise.
Students study animals and how they change or migrate due to environmental changes. For this environmental lesson students use isopods to help them to draw connections between animal behavior and seasonal changes.
Crowding Animals- How Close is Too Close?
Learners examine the negative consequences of crowding as it relates to people and animals. They examine and discuss pictures of animals and people, conduct Internet research on animal behaviors in crowded situations, and in small groups create a slideshow presentation outlining the dangers of crowding to people and animals.
Learning the Effects of Weather
Second graders examine how weather affects animals and people. They discuss Navajo and Ute stories told during different seasons of the year, and create a drawing of people or animal behavior and the connection to the weather.
You Talkin' To Me?: Investigations in Animal Behavior
Middle schoolers investigate a variety of animal behaviors, examine various modes of animal communication, and develop a catalog analyzing, interpreting, and reporting their results.
Adapting to Animal Behavior for Survival
Second graders explore animal behaviors and adaptations by researching several different animals and their habitats.
Identifying Seasonal Animal Behaviors
Students discuss seasonal behavior of different animals. They participate in group activities and identify animals. They also examine the changes in seasons and how animals act differently in different seasons.
For this crossword puzzle worksheet, students fill in the grid with words related to animal behavior. Students find 12 words about animal behavior.
In this grammar and writing worksheet, students use the relative clause "that" to write definitions of words that describe animal behavior. They write definitions for words such as terrestrial, nocturnal, domesticated, and diurnal.
Animal Behavior Word Search
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.
Animal Behavior: Conditional If
In this conditional if practice worksheet, students use the conditional if in 10 sentences that define the 10 animal behavior terms listed.