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Measuring Animal Behaviour

This pack includes a full power point lesson on animal behaviour. It explains how to construct an ethogram from videos of primate behaviour. More complicated social behaviours are described in posters that show how two related primate species have different non-vocal communication patterns. It also shows how to use standard behaviour sampling to measure and record behaviour for a research project with videos suitable for various sampling methods are supplied for class activities.
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Working with Scientific Literature

This pack provides a stimulating way of learning about scientific journal articles and highlights the differences between ‘research’ papers and ‘review’ papers. Students learn about addressing various hypotheses for a specific primate behaviour. The pack also incorporates the importance of communicating science and how this can be done through various media.
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Primate Communication

This pack explains how to record primate calls as part of a research project. It then explains how to produce graphs from the sound recordings, with supplied sample files of chimpanzee calls. Students can then analyse the pitch and frequency to match calls to their behavioural context and start to work out what these calls might mean.
Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes – learning packQuick View

Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes – learning pack

In collaboration with The Open University, The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. This pack uses a primate genome puzzle to explore differences and similarities between human and chimpanzee chromosomes. The materials can be applied to themes on heredity, chromosome structure, duplication, deletion, translocation or inversion and even the formation of chromosome-2 by fusion of ancestral ape chromosomes.