In this activity, students will be exposed to animal behavior as a field of science and asked to practice sciences skills such as identifying a question, developing a testable hypothesis, designing a study, following a protocol to make observations, analyzing data, and discussing their results. They will also practice skills such as patience, concentration, and dedication.
Above all, a behavior watch provides structure to watching animals, an activity that is inherently interesting to most students.
Conduct a study through a behavior watch to:
Print out all worksheets and datasheets. Each student will likely need a copy.
Follow the link below to the first step of the online student lesson.