Animal Behavior

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Introduction

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

Standards

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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