Time, Stages One and Two and Background
The Science 5/13 unit Time, stages one and two suggests classroom activities concerned with the scientific aspects of time. It was also hoped that the study of time would lead into other subjects and to creative writing. Through these activities children gather an increasing awareness of the duration of events through enquiry into different kinds of timing devices, day and night, changes in the Moon and the seasons. Half of the book is background information about these phenomena and about the people who pioneered ideas and instruments relating to time and its measurement.
• A classroom situation - giving an account of time-related work in a class of children aged eight, starting from a display of old clocks.
• Classroom activities - sub-divided into 18 sets of activities each illustrated with drawings and photographs showing the activities in action and some children’s work resulting from them.
• Background information - with sections on units of time, early clocks, biological clocks and people such as Galileo, Huygens, Hooke and Harrison. It provides references for further reading.
• Objectives for Children Learning Science
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Resource by: Macdonald Educational
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