Animal Behavior



This is an overview lesson of animal behavior. During the course of the lesson, students will define behavior, discuss anthropormorphism, and identify behaviors displayed by animals and their meaning/significance.

Lesson Time

1 Block Period
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will define "anthropormorphism".
  • Students will discuss how the use of anthropomorphism may interfere with making accurate observations of livestock, and give examples of appropriate observations.
  • Students will discuss various animal behaviors and the times of occurrence including: nest building, mating behavior, and post-partum behavior.

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