Lesson Plan 1: Habituation
Habituation (Page 5 of the Teacher's Pack)
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Suitable for: 1416 years
Curriculum and learning links:
- State that habituation is a very simple form of learning
- Describe how animals learn to ignore a repeated stimulus that is not associated with a negative consequence
- Explain the importance of habituation in the learning of young animals
Clip 1.1: Sensory adaptation - Dr Yan demonstrates thermal habituation and explains the science behind habituation (desensitisation, sensory adaptation) and why it is important for humans.
Clip 1.2: Habituation - Liz habituates herself to immersion in cold water.