It’s all about families in this happy lesson full of illustrations, charts, diagrams, and photographs. Learn how inherited and acquired traits make families special. Meet some PURRfectly adorable cat families.
The primary goal of this lesson is to show students how a variety of factors affects our pet's behavior—including species-specific traits, the environment, training, and experience. This lesson will focus on pets, specifically cats, dogs, birds, and small mammals. Students should develop an understanding of how innate and learned behaviors and the environment determine behavior.
In this lesson, students will develop their understanding of animal behaviors and the interaction of innate abilities and learned behaviors. The Beagle Brigade is a team of beagles and their human handlers who inspect luggage at U.S. airports searching for agricultural products.
Although behavior among humans and other living organisms is something they are born with, it also is influenced by and inherited from, parents and ancestors. In addition, behavior is influenced by the environments in which organisms mature. Inherited traits and learning by experience together have the greatest influence on behavior. This lesson explores the differences and similarities between innate and learned behavior and skills among humans and monkeys.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to study how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents in the context of the periodical cicadas. Making use of an interactive slide show, this lesson provides students with an opportunity to consider the concept of heredity in the context of the periodical cicadas. It should probably be taught after you have already introduced this concept to students by having them consider organisms with which they are more familiar–like themselves, their classmates, and their pets.