The Training Game

Students will learn the fundamentals of animal training and why it is important in a zoo setting. They will also be able to identify the steps that are involved in training an animal, learn how to determine reinforcers, and train an animal or fellow classmate and evaluate the outcome.

National Standards include-

Grades 5-8

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Population and behavior; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural hazards; Risks and benefits; and Science and technology in society

History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor; Nature of science; and History of science

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