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Ch 27: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 27: Animal Behavior

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The Animal Behavior chapter of this Holt McDougal Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with animal behavior. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Animal Behavior textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Animal Behavior chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the animal behavior topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Innate behavior such as reflexes
  • The definition and significance of biological rhythms
  • The definition of instinct
  • Different forms of learned behavior
  • Types of animal behavior
  • Social behavior
  • Social systems and biological fitness in social groups
  • Animal cognition and intelligence

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8 Lessons in Chapter 27: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 27: Animal Behavior
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Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

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.

Biological Rhythm: Definition & Explanation

2. Biological Rhythm: Definition & Explanation

Learn what biological rhythms are and how they fit into the life cycles of different animals. Read about the circadian rhythm and other examples of biological rhythm that cause behaviors and growth.

Instinct: Definition & Explanation

3. Instinct: Definition & Explanation

All species in the animal kingdom - from bears to whales to birds to humans - exhibit instinctual behavior. Learn how instinct works across species, see some examples, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

4. 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.

What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

5. What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

Understanding how and why members of the animal kingdom behave in certain ways is a key part of studying their biology. In this lesson, we will define animal behavior, explore the key concepts in the study of animal behavior, and finish with a brief quiz.

Social Behavior: The Cost-Benefit of Altruism and Kin Selection

6. 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.

Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship

7. 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.

Animal Cognition, Intelligence & Cultural Behavior

8. Animal Cognition, Intelligence & Cultural Behavior

Intelligence and culture are values frequently used to gauge the complexity and sentience of animals. Here we will examine the basics of animal cognition, how their intelligence is demonstrated, and examples of cultural behavior.

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