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Ch 17: Animal Behavior & Communication: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Animal Behavior and Communication chapter of this Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how animals behave and communicate. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the topics involving animal behavior and communication required in a typical middle school life science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other life science work.
  • Identify the animal behavior and communication concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about animal behavior and communication and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding innate and learned behaviors, carrying capacity, circadian rhythm or any other topic related to animal behavior and communication
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning about science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their animal behavior and communication unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in middle school life science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about animal behavior and communication simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about animal behavior and communication on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Examine the characteristics of innate and learned behaviors
  • Learn about different kinds of ecosystems
  • Define carrying capacity and limiting factors
  • Describe the circadian rhythm
  • Explore the visual and auditory communication habits of animals

20 Lessons in Chapter 17: Animal Behavior & Communication: Tutoring Solution
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.

Monarch Butterfly: Migration, Life Cycle & Facts

3. Monarch Butterfly: Migration, Life Cycle & Facts

The monarch butterfly has a fascinating life cycle and migration pattern that is repeated every single year. Read this lesson to learn how an egg eventually becomes a butterfly and how incredible this species is!

Why Do Cats Purr?

4. Why Do Cats Purr?

In this lesson, we'll look at the social and biological reasons why cats purr. We will cover how purring can be used as a type of communication between cats and humans, between cats and other cats, as well as how it helps them self-soothe and even heal from injury.

Why Do Cats Knead?

5. Why Do Cats Knead?

If you've ever spent time with a cat, you may have experienced a little kitty massage with sharp claws in your midsection. This is known as 'kneading.' In this lesson, we'll look at some of the reasons scientists have put forth as to why cats of all species exhibit this behavior.

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

6. Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Have you ever seen your dog eat grass? Did you ever wonder why? This lesson explains the many reasons why this may occur and if you have anything to worry about.

Why Do You Get Tired After You Eat?

7. Why Do You Get Tired After You Eat?

The hours after a holiday meal are usually accompanied by extreme tiredness and the urge to take a nap. Because we eat food for fuel, this seems the opposite of what we might expect. So it's time to uncover the truth: why do we get tired after we eat?

Why Do Dogs & Cats Lick People?

8. Why Do Dogs & Cats Lick People?

Does your dog or cat lick you? Do you know why they do it? It turns out, there is way more than just one reason. Use this lesson to help you figure out why your dog or cat is licking you.

Why Do Dogs Howl?

9. Why Do Dogs Howl?

Does your dog howl like a wolf? Do you know why it does? It may be trying to send you a signal. This lesson gives you a way to decode what it is that your dog may be trying to tell you.

How Long Do Cats Sleep?

10. How Long Do Cats Sleep?

If you have a kitty, chances are he or she is snoozing right now. In this lesson, we will discuss the reasons that all animals sleep, but particularly cats - how long they sleep and why they sleep as long as they do.

Why Do Cats Meow?

11. Why Do Cats Meow?

In this lesson, we will discuss domestic animals and the ways in which cats are, or are not, domesticated. We will talk about how cats use meows to interact with humans.

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

12. Reverse Sneezing in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we will talk about what a reverse sneeze looks and sounds like. We will talk about why dogs reverse sneeze, what makes a dog prone to reverse sneezing, and what to do when your dog reverse sneezes.

Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

13. Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Chocolate has some chemicals that can really harm dogs and cats. In this lesson, we will learn about these chemicals and discuss some symptoms of chocolate poisoning. We'll also cover what you should do if you think your pet has eaten chocolate.

Why Do Dogs Pant?

14. Why Do Dogs Pant?

There are a ton of different reasons why your dog may be panting. Want to find out why? It may have to do with temperature, cancer, pain, or one of many other possibilities.

Why Do Dogs & Cats Have Whiskers?

15. Why Do Dogs & Cats Have Whiskers?

In this lesson we'll look at why dogs and cats have whiskers, what exactly these structures are, and the many purposes they serve for our furry friends.

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

16. Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Dogs convey emotions though their body movements, especially through their tails. In this lesson we're going to discuss what they're trying to say to us through this type of communication.

Why Do Dogs Shake?

17. Why Do Dogs Shake?

Is your dog shaking? There can be many reasons for why it is shaking. It may have to do with medication, or emotions, or some sort of disease process. This lesson tells you about them and much more.

Carnivorous Dinosaurs: Types & Names

18. Carnivorous Dinosaurs: Types & Names

In this lesson, we will explore the major types of carnivorous dinosaurs. We will define what a carnivore is, and determine what types of dinosaurs were carnivorous.

Major Animal Phyla & Their Characteristics

19. Major Animal Phyla & Their Characteristics

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the nine major phyla of Kingdom Animalia. We'll go over what types of animals are in each phylum, as well as describing some characteristics of the phylum's members.

Exotic Animals: Definition & Names

20. Exotic Animals: Definition & Names

This lesson will define exotic animals for you from a U.S. legal perspective. It will cover some potential other definitions of exotic animals, and it will list some names of exotic animals as well.

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