This short, 5 minute activity can be used in conjunction with some of the other evolution lessons listed here or as a stand alone activity for younger children. Through the use of anatomically accurate horse feet models, students are introduced to the concepts of evolution, environmental pressures, and adaptation. Tracing the changes in the anatomy of the horse hoof, demonstrates the process of evolution in a clear and easily observable way. Students participate in the activity by creating hoof imprints in clay or salt-dough using the horse feet models.
Grade Level: 3-6