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Chapter 35: 1-11

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Biology Homework Chapter 35: Learning in Animals


Reading Preparation

Textbook Assignment: Chapter 35: Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment, sections 1-11

Study Points

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Innate and Learned Behavior

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Read through the Key Concepts for the Animal Behavior LabBench Activity.

  • What challenges exist when trying to observe animal behavior?
  • What kinds of quantitative data can you collect in different situations?

Use the McGraw Hill Virtual Laboratory on Meal Worm Behavior to simulate your experiment.

  • Click on the Experiment link. It will open a FLASH activity.
  • The lab simulation will be on the right side of the screen, the Queston column will be on the left side of the screen.
  • Click the play button on the video controller in the lab simulation to watch an introductory video about mealworms.
  • Read the background information and instructions in the Question column.
  • Use each of the four stimulus situations to observe how the mealworm responds to changes in its environment.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.