Why Do Animals Team Up?

Published on January 16, 2022 by

Have you ever asked yourself why lions live in a pack? Why do birds form a flock? Why do thousands of bees live together in a hive? Why do ants live in gigantic colonies? Most importantly, why do animals live in large groups in general?  Watch the video to get all the answers.

One of the main reasons animals form groups is to defend themselves. When there are more individuals in the group, there are more pairs of eyes to look out for danger. Another reason animals form groups is to gather food. When animals live together to share food, it is much easier for individuals to find mates.

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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