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Click & LearnStudent WorksheetHow Animals Use Sound to CommunicateINTRODUCTIONThis worksheet walks through the Click & LearnHow Animals Use Sound to Communicate. You will explorethree case studies of how animals use sound and hearing to communicate, and how aspects of these traits havebeen shaped by evolution.PROCEDUREUse the information in the Click & Learn to answer the following questions in the space provided. Questions arelabeled with the sections and pages they are related to.INTRODUCTIONPage 2: Communication Involves the Senses1.For each type of signal, describe one advantage, one disadvantage, and an example of a situation where thatsignal would be important. One row has been filled in as an example.SignalAdvantageDisadvantageSituationVisualAuditoryCan be used tocommunicate at night,when it is too dark to seeCould be overheard by apredator, revealing thesender’s locationGroups of frogs use calls tofind matesOlfactoryTactilePage 3: Can You Spot the Signals?2.Watch the video and write down as many communication behaviors as you can identify (minimum of three)and the signals and senses involved. (Be as specific as you can.)Animal BehaviorRevised October 2019Page 1 of 6Mating danceRelying too much on visioncan make your other signalweak.Can see detail in depthMisinterpret the seriousnessof a situatuion, can confusetouch with something elseIt may be deceivingA mother lion licking her cubsHuntingCan be used when theanimal can’t hear or seeanythingCan be used in unusualsituations, such as the dark.Sound: the big elephant makes a quiet noise, and the other two elephants come near itTactile: as soon as the big elephant felt the other two elephants touching it, it moved away and protected its foodAuditory: the big elephant repeatedly makes the same sound when the second elephant comes near it, may beprotecting its child- trunks touched multiple times
How Animals Use Sound to CommunicateClick & LearnStudent WorksheetPage 4: Find Out How You Did3.Watch the same video again, this time with the researcher’s observations. How many of the behaviors wereyou able to identify? For each of the labeled behaviors, make a list of both the signal involved and thesenses involved in each signal.
Page 5: Using Sound as a Signal4.Keeping in mind that signals and senses have evolved by natural selection, write down your ideas aboutwhat advantages and disadvantages communicating with sound may have over communicating with theother senses.Animal BehaviorRevised October 2019Page 2 of 6

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