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FTCE Biology: Evolution & Social Behavior of Animals - Chapter Summary
Use our video lessons and quizzes to learn about the evolution of animals and humans and how social behavior has evolved. This instruction will help you prepare for related questions on the FTCE Biology exam. After watching these lessons, you should be able to:
- Give examples of innate and learned behavior
- Discuss social behavior in animals
- Compare the merits of social systems with individual fitness
- Analyze the theory of demographic transition
- Define Circadian rhythm
- Describe ways that animals communicate
- Explain stages and traditions in family life
These brief, engaging videos are accompanied by written transcripts so you can read along if you wish. There are video timelines with jump features that let you easily go back to parts of the lessons that require further review, and if you need more help, you can contact the instructor.
Objectives of the FTCE Biology: Evolution & Social Behavior of Animals Chapter
Florida mandates that anyone who wants certification as a biology teacher must pass the FTCE Biology exam. Questions on the material in this chapter on evolution and social behavior are in the FTCE's section on knowledge of evolutionary mechanisms, which comprises 10% of the total of 120 multiple-choice questions. You can practice answering questions in this format and assess your knowledge of the subject with the exams included at the end of each of our video lessons.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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