Vigilance behaviour in meerkats

This resource provides educators with a comprehensive teaching pack to enable them to conduct behavioural observations in the classroom with students, through the medium of meerkat. The resource is designed to run as a complete programme of study for A-level students / further education students or higher education students with limited prior experience of studying animal behaviour. The activities start at a basic level and progressively get more advanced, using various statistical techniques to analyse the the collected data.

Teaching resource

Created for ASAB by Samantha Hammond, Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College, Newquay

Created for ASAB by Samantha Hammond, Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College, Newquay

CHANGES IN PLUMAGE IN CANADA GOOSE GOSLINGS

This resource looks at the appearance and behaviour of two birds, the Canada goose and the sandwich tern, and mainly the former.

Teaching resource
Powerpoint: behaviour and extension images
Powerpoint: preliminary, simple, and training images

Created by: Les May.

Created by: Les May.

VIGILANCE BEHAVIOUR IN BARNACLE GEESE

This is a study of the vigilance behaviour of barnacle geese grazing in winter. The resource is designed to help students understand the importance of defined categories of behaviour and obtain experience in recording the frequency and duration of defined behaviours; understand the trade-off between feeding and vigilance; understand the advantage of group feeding in reducing vigilance costs.

Teaching resource and worksheet
Video

DEER BLIND DATE

Mating success in fallow deer depends on female choice. Which buck would you choose? Listen carefully…

Powerpoint

Created by: Alan McElligott.

Created by: Alan McElligott.