Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) supports research and education about animal behaviour. It provides support to teachers in schools and colleges in teaching animal behaviour, from primary schools to sixth forms. In addition they provide general advice on behavioural methods, statistics, ethics in animal behaviour teaching and rough guides to animals commonly used in behaviour work. The resources encourage students to observe animal behaviour and integrate this into topics taught in schools. They help to raise awareness of animal welfare and increase understanding of the similarities between humans and other animals.



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The Association of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) promotes the study of animal behaviour. One of their aims is to encourage the teaching of animal behaviour in schools. This collection of resources focuses on various animals and looks at certain behaviours and what we can learn from them. The teachers' notes provide an...

This collection from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) includes a variety of resources for secondary and post-16 students. Each one looks at a particular aspect of animal behaviour. Topics such as ethics in the treatment of animals, behavioural characteristics and statistics are included.

Cuckoo: Co-evolution and natural selection

This role play activity illustrates natural selection, based on the cuckoo/host example of co-evolution. as well as providing opportunities for developing key scientific skills such as experimental design and research.

Examples of natural selection and evolution in secondary...