11 ) Investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses,
process that information, and respond to it in different ways (e.g., skunks
lifting tails and spraying an odor when threatened, dogs moving ears when
reacting to sound, snakes coiling or striking when sensing vibrations).
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
10 ) Use evidence and scientific reasoning to explain how characteristic animal
behaviors (e.g., building nests to protect young from cold, herding to protect
young from predators, attracting mates for breeding by producing special sounds
and displaying colorful plumage, transferring pollen or seeds to create conditions for seed germination and growth) and specialized plant structures
(e.g., flower brightness, nectar, and odor attracting birds that transfer
pollen; hard outer shells on seeds providing protection prior to germination)
affect the probability of successful reproduction of both animals and plants.