Ch 17: Animal Behavior & Communication: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Animal Behavior and Communication chapter of this Middle School Life Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master animal behavior and communication. 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 and communication.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding middle school life science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding innate or learned animal behaviors or communication.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about animal behavior and communication.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Animal Behavior and Communication 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 and Communication chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the difference between innate and learned behaviors in animals?
  • What is the definition of carrying capacity?
  • How does the Circadian Rhythm work?
  • How do animals exchange chemical, electrical and visual signals?

16 Lessons in Chapter 17: Animal Behavior & Communication: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Circadian Rhythm

1. 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

2. 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.

What is Amplexus? - Definition & Overview

3. What is Amplexus? - Definition & Overview

Amplexus is the term used to describe the mating process of toads and frogs. This lesson will cover the process of amplexus, including the different types that exist and the phases that occur.

Sea Animals: Facts & Types

4. Sea Animals: Facts & Types

You will learn about the many different types of sea animals in this lesson, including how they are classified into different groups and where in the oceans they can be found.

Animals in the Deep Sea

5. Animals in the Deep Sea

In the depths of the ocean live many wild and diverse sea animals. From special adaptations to unique modes of life, this lesson will explore a few examples of the animals in the deep sea.

Endangered Sea Animals

6. Endangered Sea Animals

Protecting endangered species is a global concern, and a number of organizations control this effort. There are about 130 species found in our oceans that are at risk of extinction. This lesson will explain the protection process and identify some of the species at risk.

Extinct Animals: Facts & Causes

7. Extinct Animals: Facts & Causes

In the course of Earth's history, many animals have become extinct. In this lesson we'll learn about a few major examples of extinct animals, and the causes for their extinction.

Endangered Animals: Facts & Causes

8. Endangered Animals: Facts & Causes

What causes an animal to become an endangered species? In this lesson, you will learn about the various ways in which a species can become endangered.

Why Are Flamingos Pink?

9. Why Are Flamingos Pink?

Have you ever wondered why a flamingo's feathers are pink or how they become pink? In this lesson, you will discover if the flamingo's pink color occurs naturally and the reason flamingo's feathers are pink.

Why Do Roosters Crow?

10. Why Do Roosters Crow?

In this lesson, we will discuss the rooster crow. Topics include what triggers roosters to crow, what roosters communicate by crowing, and how roosters compare to their wild ancestors.

Why Do Crickets Chirp?

11. Why Do Crickets Chirp?

In this lesson, we will learn about different chirps crickets use to communicate, and how the good genes hypothesis predicts that these communications will be truthful. We will also discuss some of the downsides of chirping for crickets.

Bird Species & Orders: Names & Numbers

12. Bird Species & Orders: Names & Numbers

Birds are a diverse and fascinating group of animals. This lesson will highlight some bird orders and then will give some facts about some amazing bird species.

What Animals are Cold-Blooded?

13. What Animals are Cold-Blooded?

The world is full of animals, but not all animals function the same ways. In this lesson, we'll talk about which animals are cold-blooded and see what makes them unique compared to other animals.

Types of Apes: Great & Lesser

14. Types of Apes: Great & Lesser

This lesson goes over the different types of greater and lesser apes. In it you'll learn if humans are a part of any of them as well as how they are all classified zoologically.

Canine Hypoglycemia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

15. Canine Hypoglycemia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What could it mean if a dog shows signs of weakness and increased hunger? What exactly is canine hypoglycemia, and what are it's causes and treatments? If you are curious about these questions, look no further. We've got the answers.

Brood Parasitism: Definition & Examples

16. Brood Parasitism: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about brood parasitism, which is a method used by some birds instead of raising their own young. We'll also look at examples of parasitic birds.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support