Animal Behavior Teacher Resources

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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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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 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 4th - 5th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, learners fill in the grid with words related to animal behavior. Students find 12 words about animal behavior.
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Animal Behavior Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this animal behaviors word puzzle worksheet, students examine the 16 adjectives and names in the word bank and locate them in the word search puzzle.
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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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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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Jurassic Fight Club: T-Rex vs. Raptors - Part 1/2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Fight or flight response and physical prowess is examined in this seven-minute video. Using evidence and a knowledge of animal behavior, scientists were able to show how the bird-like raptor attacked its prey. Studying dinosaur behavior...
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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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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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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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Inside the Ant Colony

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
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...
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Researching Animal Behaviors

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders search preselected websites on the internet for information on animals and their behaviors such as hibernation, migration, camouflage, mimicry, instinct, and learned behavior.
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Gorongosa: Making Observations Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you have young scientists wanting to make new discoveries rather than just completing the same experiments? Young scientists use their observational skills to identify animals and patterns in animal behavior. Through tracking...
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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 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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Animals, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read about animal behavior before the Indian Ocean tsunami and meet with an elder to discuss how the animals reacted. In this animal behavior lesson plan, students read a story and fill out a worksheet provided.
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Who Goes There?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discover behaviors of nocturnal animals. In this animal behavior lesson, students conduct a night time experiment with black light tracing materials to observe nocturnal animal behavior in the wild.
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El Nino and Its Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research El Nino and its effects all over North America using Web Resources. Working in teams, they present their findings. They look for connections and relationships between animal behavior and climate.
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Animal Instincts

For Teachers K - 5th
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