Timekeeping Explore the History & Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects by Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin


Timekeeping Explore the History & Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects by Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin

Ages 9 to 12 years. Taking young readers on a trek through the cultural history of time, this activity book teaches a complicated subject in an understandable and approachable way. The numerous hands-on activities, which include making a shadow clock, tracking time like an ancient Egyptian, using a protractor to create a sundial, measuring time with water, and making a candle clock, will engage readers and bring learning to life. Exploring the concept of time in various cultures, this unique book provides young readers with easy-to-make projects that instil a deeper understanding of the meaning of time throughout history.


VOYA . . .With a friendly, relaxed writing style, Formichelli and Martin cover the history of timekeeping beginning with the first humans, who measured time simply by watching the seasons, and ending with the invention of astoundingly precise atomic and optical clocks. The book covers the development of the first calendars, interesting clocks throughout the ages, the world s time zones, and daylight savings time. Intriguing science experiments demonstrate various concepts of time and give the reader instructions to build several timekeeping mechanisms. The authors also include a timeline of major developments in the science of timekeeping and provide lists of websites and famous monuments involving time. To be able to address a topic as complex as that of time in such a concise and interesting manner is truly impressive. . . this book is generally readable, enjoyable, and extremely informative.

is well worth a reador two or three. The fun illustrations complement the informative text, taking readers on a tour de force of time and timekeeping through the ages. With its combination of solid concepts and fun activities, this book will be a popular addition to the bookshelves of many a student, parent, or teacher. Marla Conn, Educational Consultant Timekeeping

About the Author

Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies, Renegade Writer, and a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping. W. Eric Martin has written articles for more than 50 publications and has provided dictionary entries for Thomson Gale's World of Computer Science. He is a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping. They both live in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Sam Carbaugh is the illustrator of Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover the Desert, Food: 25 Amazing Projects, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, and Robotics. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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128 pages


Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin
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Publication date

25th October 2012



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