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Question Set: Behavior

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  1. Communication
    1. Use your own words to define the term communication.
    2. What are some different ways humans communicate with each other?
    3. How is communication on land different from communication underwater?
  2. Why would echolocation be beneficial to odontocetes?
  3. Why is sound the most efficient way for marine mammals to communicate underwater?
  4. Describe sound production in marine mammals.
  5. Sound reception
    1. How do mammals hear?
    2. Dolphins lack external ear structures. How can they hear?
  6. Explain why some marine mammals migrate.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.