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Horse Gaits Flipbooks


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    American Museum of Natural History

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Horse Gaits Flipbooks

In this activity, learners explore the gait of horses by constructing flipbooks with British photographer Eadweard Muybridge's famous photographs. Learners print out three flipbooks that showcase horses walking, trotting, and galloping. Learners will explore how many hooves leave the ground at the same time when the horse trots, walks, or gallops. This activity can also be used as part of a larger unit on animation or film.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • thick string or shoelace
  • hole puncher
  • scissors
  • light cardstock paper, 8.5"x11"

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Photography and Film/Video

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Ology

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Museum of Natural History,

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