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Lower Elementary Science
1.4 Measuring Time

You use a scale to measure the length of a book. You use a measuring tape to measure the height of a person. What will you use to measure the time? Can you say the time is 1 inches or 1 feet. No, to measure the time you use a clock. A clock has numbers from 1 to 12 and two hands, the long hand and the short hand. The long hand is called the minute hand and the short hand is called the hour hand.

The clock tells us what the time it is. When you go from your house to the school, the clock tells you how long you took to reach the school. If you want to watch your favorite cartoon on the T.V. at 12 o'clock in the afternoon, the clock will tell you when its 12 o' clock.


Directions: Answer the following questions.
Q 1: If you want to check what the time is, what will you look at?
A cup
A thermometer
A tape
A clock

Q 2: A measuring tape is used to measure the time. True or false?
true
false
none

Q 3: If you want to see how much time do you take to go from one place to another, what will you look at?
Thermometer
Tape
Cup
Clock

Q 4: The clock has __________ hands.
one
three
four
two

Q 5: A clock is used to _____________________.
measure weight
measure time
measure height
measure length

Q 6: The long hand is called the ____________ hand.
minute
hour

Q 7: The short hand is called the _____________ hand.
minute
hour

Q 8: What do you use to measure the time?
A cup
A scale
A clock
A thermometer

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