Why Do Animals Form Groups?

Published on January 16, 2022 by

Animals can be found in all regions of earth from the icy Antarctic to urban planes. To help them survive in their environment many animals form groups. How does living in groups help animals survive? To conserve energy and protect themselves from the cold, they adopt a behavioral strategy of huddling close together in large groups. Huddling is considered key to their ability to live in such a cold place.

Animals form groups to increase their chance of survival. The animals work together to hunt, raise their young, protect each other, and more. Survival would be much more difficult if some animals lived on their own rather than in a group.

This video satisfies the 3-LS2-1 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

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