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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 18 Views 52 Downloads
Learning and Living
Students 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 11 Views 63 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
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
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
Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science lesson. To learn about hibernation, children monitor their own breathing and pulse during periods of rest and activity to understand how animals slow down their bodies to conserve energy through the winter.
2nd - 4th Science 41 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
What's All the Buzz About
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.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 50 Downloads
Animal Behavior - Why Do Dogs Drool?
Middle schoolers explore types of studied behavior animals acquire. Using a Smart Board file, students simulate rewarding a studied behavior. To further reinforce studied behaviors, middle schoolers play "Pavlov's Dog" on an internet website.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Animal Research: A Multimedia Approach
Explore the animal kingdom from the safety your classroom. Intended to build on previous learning about ecosystems, this lesson involves students working in pairs to research their favorite animal and present their findings to the class. Though this resource includes only a very general procedural outline, it does provide key steps and considerations needed to support learners' success.
3rd - 6th Science 63 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Good Training = Good Pets
Students examine animal behavior. For 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