Exploring Learned and Innate Behavior

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Title:

Exploring Learned and Innate Behavior

URL:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/exploring-learned-and-innate-behavior/

Content Source:

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
7 ) Examine data to provide evidence that plants and animals, excluding humans, have traits inherited from parents and that variations of these traits exist in groups of similar organisms (e.g., flower colors in pea plants, fur color and pattern in animal offspring).


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.7- Recognize similarities between traits of plant and animal (other than human) parents and their offspring.


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
8 ) Engage in argument from evidence to justify that traits can be influenced by the environment (e.g., stunted growth in normally tall plants due to insufficient water, change in an arctic fox's fur color due to light and/or temperature, stunted growth of a normally large animal due to malnourishment).


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.8- Recognize that living things have specific needs (water, light, temperature, food, shelter) to live and grow in an environment.


Tags: animals, behavior, environment, monkey, traits
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Author: Stephanie Carver