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The horse that Jack wants as his own, Bolt, is an American Quarter Horse. Watch and listen for how Jack describes American Quarter Horses and the ways that these horses are usually similar to each other.
What are some of the ways Jack describes American Quarter Horses? Do you think all American Quarter horses look just like their parents?
Different horse breeds, like the American Quarter Horses that Jack described in the video, tend to have a lot of similarities. But there are usually differences too, even within the same family. One way that horses can look different from their parents is in their face markings.
Encourage students to play Parts Apart, a game that helps them to learn many parts of the horse.
Next Generation Science Standards – Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits. K-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.