Saturday, September 12, 2009

Clocks and time

Our topic for this third term has been CLOCKS.
As a class we looked at how clocks developed from the early sandclocks, sundials and candle clocks to the precise clock mechanisms we have today.The highlight of this unit was to spend a day building our own clocks according to the designs we had researched and planned beforehand.
We encountered many difficulties on this day from dust sticking to our wet paint, to not getting the numbers even and to realising just how hard it is to paint thin lines with a wobbly hand.
Many of the clocks were made for our dads as gifts for Fathers Day and I'm sure they would have been delighted with their personalised clocks and will treasure them for many years to come.
Have a look at how our clocks turned out!

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