ERIC Number: ED440829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Animal Behavior & Communication. Animal Life in Action[TM]. Schlessinger Science Library. [Videotape].
This 23-minute videotape for grades 5-8, presents the myriad of animal life that exists on the planet. Students can view and perform experiments and investigations that help explain animal traits and habits. The way an animal acts or behaves helps it get what it needs to survive. Students find out why some animal behaviors are instinctive while others are learned, and they learn about communication and how it is one of the most important behaviors an animal uses to interact with other creatures. A hands-on experiment that demonstrates how a hamster can learn to successfully navigate a maze through trial and error is featured, while a visit to America's Teaching Zoo showcases the interactions between animals and those who are trained to care for them. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: (1) structure and function in living systems; (2) reproduction and heredity; (3) regulation and behavior; (4) populations and ecosystems; and (5) diversity and adaptations of organisms. A teacher's guide is also included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Animal Facilities, Animals, Behavior Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Videotape Recordings
Schlessinger Media, Div. of Library Video Company, P.O. Box 580, Wynnewood, PA 19096. ($574.20, 16-videotape set; $39.95, each 23-minute videotape, including teacher's guide). For full text of Tel: 800-843-3620 (Toll Free). teacher's guide: http://www.libraryvideo.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other videotapes in this series, see SE 063 334-349.