Discusses the evolution of animal behavior and the nature-nurture debate.
In this video, Karen Bass shares footage of incredible animals (and new species!). You can see how these animals behave in their natural environment.
Overview of animal evolution of behavioral adaptations
Practice Evolution of Animal Behavior questions
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Evolution of Animal Behavior.
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Looks at the relationship between horseshoe crab spawning and Red Knots’ annual migration. Investigates how horseshoe crabs affect Red Knot survival, reasons for declines in horseshoe crabs and seasonal patterns of behavior.
Uses unique deep-sea fish species to address fish biology, evolution, and ecology.
Covers social insects and behaviors that come with societies. It looks at relationships between ant colonies and evolution has led some species to become totally dependent on slaves and others on farming.
Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
Covers reptiles and their adaptations and lifestyles. Seeks to have students to consider how different organisms confront environmental challenges.
An overview of animal behavior, such as innate, learned, social, cyclic, and reproductive behaviors is given in this study guide. It also gives a brief review of the nature-nurture debate.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Evolution of Animal Behavior.