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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.
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 online quiz instructional activity, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about animal behavior. Page includes links to ads, resources and answers.
Students 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.
In this animal behavior instructional activity, students complete a 50 multiple choice question review quiz on how animals respond to certain stimuli.
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. 
Second graders explore animal behaviors and adaptations by researching several different animals and their habitats.
Students examine animal behaviors. In this field study activity, students review animal behaviors that help them survive and reproduce. They observe the behavior of an animal and report their findings. The activity is created for Alaskan wildlife but can easily be adapted for any region.
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.
Students explore interesting animal behaviors and adaptations. They create information sheets about an animal residing in a fictional sanctuary and assess the animal's likelihood of being a good pet.
Young scholars 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.
Students study animals and how they change or migrate due to environmental changes. In this environmental lesson students use isopods to help them to draw connections between animal behavior and seasonal changes.
Students 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.
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.
Students visit the Minnesota zoo to conduct a behavioral assessment of one of the species that is part of the Species Survival Plan. In small groups, they gather information from signs, draw the exhibit features, and record the animals' behaviors for fifteen minutes.
Students investigate a variety of animal behaviors, examine various modes of animal communication, and develop a catalog analyzing, interpreting, and reporting their results.
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.
In this animal behavior worksheet, students will read a paragraph comparing learned behaviors and inherited behaviors. Students will then complete 2 short answer questions.
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students fill in the grid with words related to animal behavior. Students find 12 words about animal behavior.