Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Squirrel Obstacle Course

This is a short video of a squirrel going through a number of obstacles to reach a simple reward. The clip is a perfect demonstration of many operant conditioning concepts, especially the shaping process.

After classes have viewed the squirrel's work, students, as a class or in small groups, could discuss how to train a squirrel to learn all the many steps in the process.

If the below clip does not work on your computer, do an internet search for "squirrel obstacle course".