Instructional Video

Animal Behavior

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 the way to trial and error, and more.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in an animal trainer to discuss what techniques they use
Classroom Considerations
  • Remember YouTube allows public comments that are not always appropriate for the classroom
  • Video best works as an introduction to ethology and could be used in biology or psychology
  • Includes closed captioning that can help hold viewers' attention
  • High-quality graphics engage pupils and help with understanding
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