Friday, 9 June 2017


WALT Summarise

Note down any new or unknown words when reading. Predict or infer what that word might mean. Then use dictionary to find out what it actually means. (If the book has a glossary, that is a good place to start!)

New Word
New Word Prediction
New Word Meaning
I think it means that it turns the earth
A imaginary line about which body rotates  
I think it means that some people used the calendar first
Egyptians are an ethnic group

I think that gregorian is a thing that is most used
Gregorian is a calendar
I think this is like it represents something
It means that you represent something
I think it is whenever your shadow falls that's the time
A sundial is a device that tells you the time of the day by the apparent position of the sun in the sky
Showing someone what something is
Something that is plain or clear
(add new rows if you need to)

Write three (or more) interesting facts for each chapter:
  1. It takes the earth to travel around the sun
Measuring Time
  1. Time is measured by the earth's movements  
The Calendar
  1. There are many different calendars used in the world but most follow the movements of the sun and the moon
Shadow Clocks
  1. There is some evidence that shadow clocks or sundials are some of the oldest devices to measure time
Sand Clocks
  1. Over 600 years ago sand clocks measured time by how long it took sand or salt to pass from the top container to the bottom container
Candle Clocks
  1. Accuracy depended on having candles of the same thickness from top to bottom
Water Clocks
  1. The flow into the tank was even because the bottom container in the series was filled by water flowing from the containers above the even flow caused the float to rise steadily
Mechanical Clocks
  1. Electricity allowed wind-up clocks to be replaced with electrical clocks they could be plugged into electrical outlets or powered with batteries today most watchers are powered by small batteries  
High-Tech Time
  1. The most accurate clock is the atomic clock it is so accurate that it loses only one second in over a million years

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