Ch 30: TExES Life Science: Biology & Behavior

About This Chapter

Refresh your memory of biology and different forms of behavior when you watch the video lessons in this chapter. They were created to prepare you to answer some of the questions on the TExES Life Science examination.

TExES Life Science: Biology & Behavior - Chapter Summary

Utilize the educational video lessons in this chapter to review or learn more about innate and learned behaviors as well as social behaviors in humans and animals. You may reinforce your knowledge of fixed action patterns and increase your understanding of biological, inclusive and individual fitness. As you prepare to take the TExES Life Science examination, this chapter could assist you with:

  • Understanding innate behaviors such as reflexes and kineses
  • Explaining classical and operant conditioning
  • Describing altruism and kin selection
  • Discussing territoriality and dominance hierarchies
  • Deciphering the caste system and the queen / worker relationship
  • Identifying the stages of the theory of demographic transition
  • Understanding the circadian rhythm
  • Explaining the chemical and electrical signals through which animals communicate
  • Discussing the life stages and traditions of families

While you get set to take the TExES Life Science examination, you could benefit from the opportunity for self-paced study as well as from the user-friendly videos themselves. The lessons are taught by instructors who have backgrounds in science. Ask questions if necessary, and study anywhere that offers a secure Internet connection. You may use the video tags to re-watch parts of the lessons or consult the transcripts that accompany the videos. Once you have watched each one, take the self-assessment quizzes to confirm your understanding of the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 30: TExES Life Science: Biology & Behavior
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Innate & Learned Behavior

1. Innate & Learned Behavior

There are two main types of behavior that people exhibit in their everyday lives: innate behavior and learned behavior. In this lesson, look at an overview of behavior, then look more deeply at innate and learned behavior, with some examples of each.

Social Behavior of Animals

2. Social Behavior of Animals

Why does that squirrel flap its tail when your dog gets close to the tree? Or why are you more willing to donate a kidney to a sibling than a stranger? Learn about these and other behaviors that come along with living in a social group.

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

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

Social systems can improve organism's individual fitness and inclusive fitness. The relationship between the worker bees and the queen is very unique social system. Explore the intricate social system of hives in today's lesson.

The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

4. The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

The theory of demographic transition describes the changes in mortality, fertility and growth rates within a society. Learn about common demographic terms, understanding population pyramids and the five stages of demographic transition.

The Circadian Rhythm

5. The Circadian Rhythm

The circadian rhythm is the biological clock that determines when you wake and go to sleep. Learn more about its definition and importance, and come to know which glands house the body's internal clock.

How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

6. How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

Learn how animals communicate with chemical, visual, and electrical signals. Understand the importance of visual, auditory, chemical, and electric signals when it comes to effective communication amongst animals.

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