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Ch 24: AP Biology - Animal Behavior: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Animal Behavior chapter of this AP Biology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master animal behavior. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of animal behavior.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP Biology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP Biology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding animal behavior and communication
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about animal behavior
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the animal behavior chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the animal behavior exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any animal behavior question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an animal behavior unit of a standard AP Biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Innate, learned and social behavior in animals
  • Individual fitness and social systems
  • Carrying capacity in animal populations
  • The circadian rhythm
  • Chemical, electrical and visual communication in animals

14 Lessons in Chapter 24: AP Biology - Animal Behavior: Help and Review
Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

1. Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

When there is a loud sound, you quickly jump without thinking. This is because this reflex is an innate, or inherited, behavior. In this lesson, we will look at reflexes as well as several other types of innate behaviors.

Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

2. Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

Ever wonder why it is easier to train your dog when you give him a treat every time he does something correct? In this lesson we will take a look at conditioning as well as several other forms of learned behavior.

Social Behavior: The Cost-Benefit of Altruism and Kin Selection

3. Social Behavior: The Cost-Benefit of Altruism and Kin Selection

Ever wonder why people are more likely to help their relatives than complete strangers? Social behavior can help explain this and other actions. Let's look at the cost of certain behaviors.

Social Behavior: Agonistic, Dominance Hierarchies, & Territoriality

4. Social Behavior: Agonistic, Dominance Hierarchies, & Territoriality

Instead of using words, animals communicate with each other through social behaviors. These actions between individuals may be used to establish rank, defend home and breeding sites, and compete for resources.

Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship

5. Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship

The queen bee rules her hive while others take care of her needs. This form of behavior may seem odd, but it can be explained by looking into social systems and fitness.

The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

6. The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

Populations change over time. The growth or decline of a population can have an effect on the quality of life for people within that population. In this lesson, you'll learn about the theory of demographic transition, which is a model used to study and predict population changes.

Carrying Capacity of a Population: Effect of Biomedical Progress

7. Carrying Capacity of a Population: Effect of Biomedical Progress

The human population continues to grow. There are several things that contribute to this growth, including biomedical progress. In this lesson, we will look at some examples as well as what may happen if this growth continues.

The Circadian Rhythm

8. The Circadian Rhythm

You wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. But some animals do the opposite: wake at night and sleep during the day. What determines the time of day you're active is your circadian rhythm, an internal clock that keeps daily time for you.

How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

9. How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

Animals use a variety of different signals to communicate with each other. In this lesson you'll identify the different types of communication signals and the situations in which they might be most useful.

Adaptive Radiation: Definition & Example

10. Adaptive Radiation: Definition & Example

Adaptive radiation is when members of a single group or lineage evolutionarily diverge into a variety of different forms. These forms are dictated by selection pressures and the use of habitats or resources.

Endotherms: Examples & Explanation

11. Endotherms: Examples & Explanation

Endotherms are able to maintain a constant body temperature, even in extreme environments. This lesson explains how they can do this and compares endotherms with ectotherms.

Herbivory: Definition & Examples

12. Herbivory: Definition & Examples

Herbivory is the act of eating plants or plant-like organisms and is a behavior found in herbivores. This lesson defines herbivory, gives examples of some herbivores, and looks at some adaptations seen in herbivores.

Allometric Growth: Definition & Example

13. Allometric Growth: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we will talk about allometry. We will use several specific examples to discuss the differing rates at which organisms grow and develop.

Isometric Growth: Definition & Example

14. Isometric Growth: Definition & Example

What does Isometric growth mean? In this lesson, you will explore this term and learn its meaning. You will also learn examples of organisms that grow isometrically.

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