Task II - Introducing... Breeze and Comanche
Comanche's Reign Storm
Meet Spring’s Breeze and Comanche’s Reign Storm! They are here to congratulate you on successfully completing your first task. You probably noticed that there are many varieties of medical and veterinary careers. Did you learn the name for a horse doctor? A horse doctor is called an equine vet. Later in the WebQuest, you will help an equine vet to diagnose and treat Breeze and Comanche when they become a little under the weather and need your help. Before you can do that, though, you will need to learn as much as you can about horses and their care. You will even need to visit a stable much like the ones where Breeze and Comanche live.
Use the links below to learn about raising and caring for horses.
- Horse Breeds
- Basic Horse Care
- Horse Careers, Yes Horses have Jobs, too!
- Grooming a Horse
- If a Horse Gets Sick
- What It Costs to Own a Horse
- Chill Jill Gets a Physical Exam
Work with your classmates to prepare interview questions for your field trip to a horse stable. Make sure your questions give you more than a one-word answer.
Remember to take your notebook to the horse barn to write answers to your interview questions and record observations.
Take photos and videos of the horses and their environment, for example, the stall, type of bedding, food, the caregivers, etc. You might need these later when you are trying to diagnose Breeze and Comanche.
Upon return to the classroom write a reflection in your science notebook.
Write a thank you letter to the stable.
This was a big task, but you mastered it! You are ready to proceed to Task III.
The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health
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