Tech Trek: Time for classby: Edwin P. Christmann

Journal Article

One of the most abstract concepts that you will teach to your students is the concept of time. Usually introduced at the beginning of the school year, the concept of time is taught along with measurements and scientific units such as length, mass, and volume. However, unlike length, mass, and volume, time can be a very confusing concept to understand. This overview of the concept of time also links to internet resources and includes several classroom extension ideas.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
9/1/2004

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  • on Wed May 23, 2012 8:18 PM

This article provides a nice summary of some basic information on how we define standard time. It would be not only a nice inclusion in a unit on metric measures but also an interesting piece of information for a unit on geologic time - this is how we define a type of "absolute" time compared to the relative times in geology.

Tina Harris  (Fairmount, IN)
Tina Harris (Fairmount, IN)

  • on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:00 AM

This short article talks about time and how it is measured. It provides a simple exercise to show the accuracy of a timepiece. Websites are provided to determine accuracy as well as a statement to the importance of accurate measurement of time for scientists.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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