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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin describes how autism allows her to have a unique perspective into the world of animal behavior with her book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Ninth graders take notes and...
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9th Grade Reading Module: Autism, Temple Grandin & Daniel Tammet

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin describes how autism allows her to have a unique perspective into the world of animal behavior with her book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Ninth graders take notes and...
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Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young biologists learn about reproduction through a four-part, Nature League video series. Hosted by Britt Garner, the collection explores sexual and asexual reproduction, the importance of genetic diversity, adaptations, epigenetics,...
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Invertebrates

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce young zoologists to invertebrates with a video collection from Nature League, hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator identifies the major characteristics of invertebrates alongside their positions on the phylogenetic tree....
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Animal Behavior

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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....
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Animal Behavior

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While a herd of cows are eating, they tend to all face the same direction. Viewers explore the world of animal behavior, looking at both morphology and physiology, with a video that focuses on the evolutionary history of learned...
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Animal Behavior

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't be hawkward, learn about animal behavior! This first video begins by introducing ethology and the difference between innate and learned behaviors. Then it explains many different types of behaviors from instinct to imprinting, all...
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Animal Behavior

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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,...
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Leapin' Lizards

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders lure lizards with different foods and observe what the lizard eats.  In this animal behavior lesson, 3rd graders discover how lizards eat and their behaviors when more than one lizard is present. Students create their own...
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You talkin' to me?: Investigations in animal behavior

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how to develop and conduct scientific investigations of animal behavior. In this animal behavior lesson plan students view a video, play an interactive game and complete a lab exercise. 
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Basic Animal Behavior in Domesticated Animals

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate animal behavior, examining the nervous system and the physiology of the brain and the fight or flight response. They simulate animal behaviors and discuss the difference between an instinct and a behavior.
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Animal Behavior

For Students 4th - 5th
In this crossword puzzle learning exercise, students fill in the grid with words related to animal behavior. Students find 12 words about animal behavior.
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Animal Behavior: Conditional If

For Students 5th - 8th
In this conditional if practice instructional activity, students use the conditional if in 10 sentences that define the 10 animal behavior terms listed.
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Animal Behavior Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this animal behaviors word puzzle activity, students examine the 16 adjectives and names in the word bank and locate them in the word search puzzle.
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Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
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The Great Peregrine Scavenger Hunt - On the Internet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The story of one bird provides valuable insight into general animal behaviors and interactions. Young researchers investigate the peregrine falcon using a web search. They analyze the behaviors of the raptor including its migration...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
There are numerous benefits to keeping animals relaxed and comfortable. Explore Temple Grandin's unique perspective into animal behavior with a lesson that concentrates on a central idea within the text. High schoolers prepare for the...
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Sunken Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd
Challenge your students with this game involving animal behavior. This creative resource uses an ocean theme to motivate learners to review material relating to animal adaptations, habitats, camouflage, migration, and much more. There...
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Types of Behavior: Animal Behavior Research

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Behavioral Biology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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Behavioral Biology

For Students 9th - 12th
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...