Brains On! Barks, Growls, Meows and Purrs: Translating Cats and Dogs

This episode brings you a slew of dog and cat mystery sounds to puzzle over.

Can you tell the difference playful barks and warning barks? How about decoding the meaning behind a cat’s meow? Test your dog and cat language skills with us.

• Find out more about the Family Dog Project
• Learn more about cat behavior from Sarah Ellis



Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families from American Public Media.

Science Topics
Cats (Domesticated), Dogs (Domesticated)
K-6, Middle School
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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