Horses Lapbook Submitted by Monti W.
We just finished a Horse lapbook. We started with the 4-H project book
then just added some things and left some out. Here are some of the
things we did.
Pocket with cards "Horse of a Different Color"
The kids cut the color description and the picture of the horses and pasted them on the cards.
Face markings (small booklet):
Leg markings (single hot dog fold):
I just made the word then the definition and they had to match them up. We used foal, colt, filly, stallion. gelding, mare. We also included the donkey, ass, and mule, but only because my dad has them on his farm.
Breeds (tab book):
I had them pick 4 breeds from library books. 4 points of info they had to find and write down:
Size-height and weight
Where they come from (country of origin)
FYI Interesting Fact (their choice)
Horse Parts Label: Single fold
Tack: Flap Book We did the Western & English Saddle, Curb Bit, Hackamore, then the brushes. The 4-H book had good pics to label
Horse vs Pony
Measuring a horse: We had horses and donkeys to measure. We also measured our height in "hands". We pinned up a paper with the tallest horse and smallest horse and our height for perspective. My kids LOVED this part.
Wikipedia - Horses
We used this to cover a bit of body language and danger zones. Again, my father has them so this was important to us.
- Four Corners fold on the body language
- Flap book of the blind spots
Horsepower: THIS was a fun one! We went to the high school stadium for the steps.
1. Record your weight.
2. Measure the height of a flight of stairs in feet (measure 1 step then X the number you intend to run)
3. Run up the stairs and record time.
4. Multiply your weight time the height of the stairs to find the amount of work done.
5. Divide work done by the time in seconds for the amount of work done in one second. (ft/lb per sec)
6. Determine YOUR horsepower by plugging it all in the formula:
HP= ft/lb per sec