How to Tell, Measure, and Calculate Time


You cannot see or feel time. Time is a an understanding of the duration of an event from its beginning to its end. Observe two spinning tops. Which lasts longer. Now think of events such as a birthday party, watching a movie at the cinema, participating in a race at school. All take time and thus time can be measured in such ways.


Units of time:

  1. Seconds is one-sixtieth of an hour,
  2. Minutes is one-sixtieth of an hour,
  3. Hour is one-twenty-fourth of a day.
  4. A day is the amount of time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
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