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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an animal behavior unit of a standard high school biology course. Topics covered include:
- Innate and learned animal behaviors
- Social behaviors and systems
- Carrying capacity in populations
- Signaling and communication
- The circadian rhythm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Genetics & Environment
Humans are a product of both our genetic makeup and our environmental surroundings. Does one influence our behavior more than the other? It can be difficult to tell, but there are ways that scientists can better understand why we do the things we do.
11. African Elephants: Facts & Diet
In this lesson, you will learn about the different species of African Elephants and how their diets play an important role in maintaining the delicate balance of the habitats they live in.
12. Asian Elephants: Facts & Diet
This lesson teaches us about the Asian elephant. It includes factual information about the elephant's unique features, such as tusks, trunk, and ears. The lesson also describes the elephant's diet. A brief quiz is included.
13. Habituation: Definition, Technique & Examples
In this lesson, we'll talk about why habituation is very important to you! We'll discuss the differences between habituation, dishabituation, sensitization, and food conditioning, and we'll talk about the important impact of habituation on wildlife.
14. What Are Carnivores? - Examples & Definition
In this lesson, you'll learn about carnivores, including their physical and behavioral attributes and the important role they play in our ecosystem. You'll also read about what has happened to them since humans came along.
15. What is Hibernation? - Definition & Facts
Hibernation allows animals to survive in harsh climates where others would perish. This lesson defines hibernation, discusses which animals hibernate, and includes some other facts on these awesomely long naps.
16. Acclimation in Biology: Definition & Overview
Acclimation is a gradual, reversible change to the body to help adapt to changes to the environment. This lesson will help define and explain acclimation through various examples acclimation in action.
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