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Strasburg clock model by Richard Bartholomew Smith, 1887

This is a large-scale (1:5) working model of the original astronomical Strasbourg clock in Strasbourg Cathedral in France. This model was made from wood, metal, paper and paint in Australia between 1887 and 1889. The wooden clock case is carved and painted, and detailed with gold paint. The clock displays the position of ...

StillImage

Astronomical regulator clock - Charles Frodsham, 1865

This is an eight-day astronomical regulator clock made by Charles Frodsham and Co. of London in 1865.

Video

Cole's Book Arcade symphonion, c1890

This video features curator David Demant exploring the workings of a symphonion (a mechanical music player) that had been used in the Cole's Book Arcade in around 1890. It is now in the Museum Victoria collection. The video's duration is 3 min 5 sec.

Teacher resource

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.

Interactive Resource

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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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.

Teacher resource

Time (to the quarter hour)

These resources and tasks focus on student’s ability to read analogue clocks and apply their understanding. They explore analogue clock faces and take part in problem-solving investigations involving telling time to the quarter hour.

Interactive resource

Mining Indigenous land

Explore arguments for and against a proposal to mine Indigenous land. Examine interviews with a mining executive, conservationists and Indigenous people. Recommended an action and give reasons to justify your decision.

Interactive resource

Maggie O'Rourke: Eureka Stockade

Investigate events that led to the miners' uprising in Ballarat in 1854. Help a teenage girl to understand why her brother wants to join the miners in the Eureka Stockade and protest against the government. Browse background notes and interviews of several characters. Do a SWOT analysis to decide whether or not to support ...

Interactive resource

School day: 12-hour digital

Help Neo get ready for school on Monday morning. Place digital clocks showing on-the-hour times in order. Match the time words to the clocks. Match pictures of how Neo gets to school with the clocks. Watch how Neo gets to school as time passes. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Wake up, Pup: analogue and digital

Help Mia and Jack take Pup for a walk. Put analogue clocks showing on-the-half-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch as Mia and Jack wake up and ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rice paper rolls: analogue and digital

Help Tom and Liz make rice paper rolls. Put analogue clocks showing on-the-quarter-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch Tom and Liz make rice paper ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

After school: analogue and digital

Help Neo get home from school. Put analogue clocks showing on the quarter-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch what Neo does after school as time ...

Interactive resource

Time tools: 24-hour to the minute

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour and 24-hour clocks and the passing of time from am to pm. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Time tools: 12-hour to the minute

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore 12-hour time and the passing of time from am to pm. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Time tools: 12-hour to the half hour

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match the times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour clocks. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries. This learning object is one in a ...

Interactive resource

Time tools: 24-hour to the minute: practice time

Use this tool to explore time by adjusting the controls to change and match times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour and 24-hour clocks and the passing of time from am to pm. This learning object is one in a series of twelve learning objects.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Time tools: 24-hour to the minute: time challenge

Use this tool to match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. This learning object is one in a series of twelve learning objects.

Interactive resource

Time tools: 24-hour to the minute: time match

Use this tool to play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries. This learning object is one in a series of twelve learning objects.

Interactive resource

Time tools: 12-hour to the minute: practice time

Use this tool to explore time by adjusting the controls to change and match times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour clocks and the passing of time from am to pm. This learning object is one in a series of twelve learning objects.