Animal Behavior Studies

Scientists use animal behavior studies to understand why animals do what they do, predict how human actions will affect them, and protect animals in the wild. Let Great Lakes Aquarium provide an engaging space for students to participate in authentic scientific inquiry using animal behavior study tools. Activities include early childhood adaptations, elementary and secondary studies including one-zero observations and time budget analysis.

Animal Behavior Studies Complete Lesson Plan

Teacher Planning Packet – Animal Behavior Studies

Student Packet – Animal Behavior Studies

Minnesota Academic Standards:

0.1.1.2.1, 0.4.1.1.1, 0.4.1.1.2, 1.1.1.1.1, 1.1.1.1.2, 1.4.2.1.1, 2.1.1.2.1, 2.2.2.1.1, 3.1.1.2.2, 3.1.1.2.3, 3.1.1.2.4, 3.4.1.1.1, 3.4.1.1.2, 3.4.3.2.2, 5.1.1.1.2, 5.1.1.2.1, 5.1.1.2.2, 5.3.4.1.3, 5.4.1.1.1, 5.4.4.1.1, 6.1.3.1.1, 7.4.2.1.1, 7.4.2.1.2, 7.4.2.1.2, 7.4.3.2.3, 7.4.4.1.2, 9.4.2.1.1, 9.4.3.3.5, 9.4.4.1.2

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):  

K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3, 2-LS4-1, K-2-ETS1-2, 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, MS-LS2-2, MS- LS1-4, HS-LS8

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