Animal Behavior Teacher Resources
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New Review Inside the Ant Colony
Step into the amazing world of ants as this video explores the surprisingly complex social structure that makes up the foundation of every ant colony. The truly amazing ability of these tiny creatures to share information without any higher-level communication has scientists searching for practical ways to apply what they've learned from these interesting insects.
5 mins 7th - 11th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th - 12th Science 12 Views 44 Downloads
Learning and Living
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.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 63 Downloads
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams, and verbal explanation, how their sounds are made.
6 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Isopod Behavior, of the Rolly Polly Lab
Students investigate the behavior of isopods. In this isopod lesson plan, students make observations of an isopod and sketch the pillbug. They study the orientation of the isopods in relation to moisture in a chamber they construct from cups.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins
Tamarin monkey language can be categorized by stem upsweep, duration, peak frequency, and frequency change. Although other complex terminology is used to describe the 38 calls of this species, the video is easy to follow and a fascinating find to add to your animal behavior curriculum.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 4.1: Present Continuous and Animals
Combine a lesson about animals and the present continuous (progressive) tense with a grammar and vocabulary worksheet. Kids complete sentences with the correct -ing verb, then finish a crossword puzzle about certain animals. They determine which animals exhibit which behaviors with a matching activity.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 4.2: Animals
Match animals to their names and fill in the blanks about the things that animals do. The worksheet is a good way to practice both animal names and present tense verbs. As a bonus, the last exercise prompts kids to use the present continuous (progressive) tense.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible Journey
Divide your school gym into breeding grounds and non-breeding grounds so that your zoologists can play a game simulating the seasonal migration of shorebirds. Players pick one of the included game cards and follow its directions, which simulate different occurrences in a migratory bird's life cycle.
4th - 8th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ten questions about animal behaviors make up this AP biology worksheet. Learners explain behaviors such as instinct, reflexes, imprinting, dominance, and defending territory. Question #6 is in reference to a PowerPoint presentation that is not included with the resource, so you will need to exclude it.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Family Structure of Elephants
Elephant family relationships are a lot like ours. They cooperate in child rearing, have social structure, and practice coming-of-age events. Supported by fabulous photography, an elephant biologist shares 20 years of study with the audience.
8 mins 7th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Good Training = Good Pets
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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 47 Downloads