Young people are fascinated by this subject and science fair rule books recommend this type of project as an alternative to intrusive biological experiments. Contains twenty, complete, inexpensive observations on subjects including firefly blinking patterns, pigeon courtship and the hunting behavior of domestic cats. Features a general explanation of how to observe animals and plenty of illustrations.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
TALKING ANIMALS: PROJECTS ON ANIMAL COMMUNICATION.
Firefly Blinking Patterns.
Eye Contact in Primates.
Facial and Tail Expressions of Wolves.
MOTHER AND CHILD: PROJECTS ON MOTHER-INFANT INTERACTIONS.
Mother Horses and Their Young.
Smiling in Human Infants.
Lambs and Mothers.
Songbird Parents: A Case Study with Bluejays.
PLAY AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: PROJECTS ON ANIMAL SOCIAL INTERACTIONS.
Neon Tetra Schooling Behavior.
Pecking Orders in Chickens.
Nonverbal Communication in Human Interactions.
EATING AND SLEEPING: PROJECTS ON FEEDING AND NESTING BEHAVIOR.
Spider Webs at Work.
Behavior at the Bird Feeder.
Bumblebee Searching Strategies.