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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.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 51 Downloads
You talkin' to me?: Investigations in animal behavior
Students examine how to develop and conduct scientific investigations of animal behavior. In this animal behavior instructional activity students view a video, play an interactive game and complete a lab exercise.
7th - 12th Science 7 Views 17 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 10 Views 61 Downloads
Animal Behavior Animal Watching Pre-visit Activity
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 30 Views 46 Downloads
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
American Black Bear
Fourth graders investigate animal behavior by researching black bears. In this wild animals instructional activity, 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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Analysis of Grooming Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
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.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 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
What's All the Buzz About
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 50 Downloads
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