Ch 11: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.6: Animal Behavior

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The Animal Behavior chapter of this ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things 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.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion 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:

  • The differences between innate and learned behavior
  • Different behaviors that enable animals to survive
  • Animal behaviors conducive to reproduction
  • The definition for the circadian rhythm
  • Kinds of dispersion patterns
  • Why animals hibernate
  • The definition for estivation
  • Major kinds of animal social groups and social behaviors
  • Signals that animals use for communication

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10 Lessons in Chapter 11: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.6: Animal Behavior
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Animal Behavior: Innate vs. Learned

1. Animal Behavior: Innate vs. Learned

There are some things that animals are born knowing how to do. These behaviors are innate. They are different than learned behaviors, which an animal must pick up through training, observation or experience. Learn more about these types of behaviors.

Survival Skills in Animals

2. Survival Skills in Animals

The natural world can be a tough place. Learn about the survival skills animals use to make it in that world, sometimes against the odds. Check what you've learned with a quiz.

Animal Behaviors that Aid in Reproduction

3. Animal Behaviors that Aid in Reproduction

Reproduction is the fundamental driving force behind animal behavior. Here we will examine some of the behaviors that ensure reproductive success, and you can test yourself at the end with a brief quiz.

The Circadian Rhythm

4. 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.

Carrying Capacity, Migration & Dispersion

5. Carrying Capacity, Migration & Dispersion

Have you ever wondered why some types of birds fly south in the winter or why some animals form territories? Watch this video to learn about a species' maximum growth capabilities, the way its members group themselves and why they might migrate to new locations every year.

What is Hibernation? - Definition & Facts

6. 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.

Estivation: Definition & Examples

7. Estivation: Definition & Examples

Unless you are a spelling bee champion, you may not have encountered the word 'estivation' before. Estivation allows some animals to survive during hot, dry conditions. Here you will learn what estivation is, how it works, and which animals use it.

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

8. 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 Behavior: Agonistic, Dominance Hierarchies, & Territoriality

9. 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.

How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

10. 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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