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TIMES Module 3: Measurement and Geometry: time - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the units of time and how to measure time. Time between events, time lines and timetables are considered. A brief history of the development of these concepts concludes the module.

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TIMES Module 10: Measurement and Geometry: introduction to measurement - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the initial ideas of measurement, and introduces the measurement of length, area, volume and time.

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Leap second

We all know there are 60 seconds in a minute... or are there? Every few years an extra second is added to a day, and this is called a 'leap second'. Find out why we have leap seconds and why they mightn't be around for much longer.

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How many time zones are there in Australia?

Did you know that we have three time zones in Australia? This means that when it's 8am in Western Australia, it's 10am in Queensland and 9.30am in South Australia! Watch this clip to find out why we have different time zones and why South Australia is thinking about changing its time zone.

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Time match (Quarter hour)

This is a printable board game for students to practise matching analogue clock times to digital or words. Times are presented in quarter hours for example 5:15 or quarter past five. The game includes instructions.

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Sustainable agriculture: agri-environmental indicators

This is a web resource that provides a database of agri-environmental indicators for environmental performance of agriculture in OECD countries between 1990 and 2008. The data table can be customised, with options to view by country or by theme: land, energy, air, nutrients, soil, biodiversity, pesticides, water, farm management ...

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Best friends

This collection of interactive and printable resources introduces ways of describing best friends and using time adverbs such as soon, later, today, tonight and tomorrow to say when people are arriving. It focuses on using the expressions 'il mio migliore amico' or 'la mia migliore amica' and developing their use in simple ...

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Telling the time

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets introducing how to ask for and tell the time in Italian, both in exercise form and in the context of describing daily routines and habits. It focuses on the core questions 'Che ore sono?', 'Che ora è?' and 'A che ora ...?', and contextualises the language ...

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Colonial times

In the mid-1800s in the colony of New South Wales, an astronomer and a special telescope called a transit circle were required to accurately calculate time at Sydney Observatory. Find out how time was calculated and how it was then communicated to the people below Observatory Hill in the surrounding town of Sydney.

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Months of the year

How many months are there in a year? What are they? In what month is your birthday? In Australia, depending on where you live, you can have either four seasons or two. Find out how many seasons there are where you live. What are they? In which months do these seasons occur in?

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reSolve: Time - Mission Control to ISS

This sequence of two lessons explores reading and interpreting timetables. Students are challenged to construct a daily schedule for three astronauts on the International Space Station given a series of activities and duties undertaken. They are then presented with a scenario and order the events, and add and subtract times ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 29: telling the time

This set of 11 interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise saying and writing the time in 12-hour mode. The language points are asking and saying what the time is and at what time something is done with the key language focus being the question 'Jam berapa?'. Pronunciation and writing ...

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How to tell time using a sundial

Find out how to tell the time without a clock! A sundial uses the position of the sun to indicate the time. Typically, a stick (gnomon) casts a shadow upon a plane or surface that has markings, which indicate the time by the position of the shadow. See if you can create a sundial of your own.

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In the past: Christmas in the city

Take a look at a crowded city street during the Christmas season more than 50 years ago. Discover what Christmas shopping was like when your grandparents were not much older than you are today. This silent black-and-white clip was filmed in Sydney in 1961.

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Late again!

Ever missed an appointment because you misread a timetable? Well it is easily done if you don't know how to read 24 hour time. In this clip, see how to read 24 hour time and find out where it is commonly used. Look at the other time system used -12 hour time. Find out what those letters 'am' and 'pm' really mean! Compare ...

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Sites2See – measurement for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive and print resources for Measurement topics in K-6 Mathematics.

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Distance-time Graphs

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how to plot a distance-time graph and understand what it shows. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Measuring Speed (Simulation)

Students use this resource consisting of a webpage with diagrams of three cars that students can vary the speed at which they are travelling. They can calculate the time to travel 3000m and then observe the cars as they travel the distance. This demonstrates how to work out the speed of a moving object and how to make calculations ...

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Laptop wrap: Horology hiccup

A laptop-friendly resource focussed on the concept of time. Features guided technology-based activities.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little ducks

A class of children join in a singing lesson on their first day of school in 1974. Watch and see how school has changed, and stayed the same, over time.