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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Characteristics & Chemicals of Life: Help and Review
- The Parts of Cells: Help and Review
- DNA Replication & Mutation: Help and Review
- Cell Division & the Cell Cycle: Help and Review
- How Living Organisms Get Energy: Help and Review
- Classification of Organisms: Help and Review
- The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review
- Genetics & Hereditary Traits: Help and Review
- Genetic Engineering Basics: Help and Review
- Natural Selection & Evolution in Life Science: Help and Review
- Microbiology & Types of Microbes: Help and Review
- Introduction to Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Types of Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Changing Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Invertebrates: Help and Review
- Mammal Reproduction & Development: Help and Review
- The Cardiovascular System: Help and Review
- The Blood Vessels: Help and Review
- The Digestive System: Help and Review
- The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Help and Review
- The Muscular System: Help and Review
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue: Help and Review
- Sight, Hearing & Other Senses: Help and Review
- Health Issues & Concerns: Help and Review
- Plant Biology & Structure: Help and Review
- How Plants Grow & Reproduce: Help and Review
- Environmental Concerns: Help and Review
- Natural Resources: Help and Review
- Growth & Productivity in Economics
- American Labor & Consumer Issues