AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Communication 3- Behavior

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 2:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

Animal Behavior - CrashCourse Biology #25

Ecology - Rules for Living on Earth: Crash Course Biology #40

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Animal Behavior

Behavior & Natural Selection

Information Exchange


Questions to answer:

  1. How does organismal behavior demonstrate an emergent property of an organism’s physiology?
  2. Explain the difference between proximate and ultimate explanations for a particular behavior.
  3. Why does behavior require communication?
  4. Explain the difference between innate and learned behaviors?
  5. Are there any limitations on the complexity of innate behaviors?  If so, what are they?
  6. Are there any limitations on the complexity of learned behaviors?  If so, what are they?
  7. How can natural selection act on innate and learned behaviors?
  8. Why would an organism behave in a way that reduces its individual fitness?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)