Hours and days
Learn about the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
This lesson includes:
- one learning summary
- two interactive activities
In this lesson, you will learn how we measure time on a clock and estimate how long different events take.
First, look at the slideshow below to understand how we measure time using clocks. Try looking at a clock or watch in your home to help you to answer the questions.
Just a minute
You can use words to help count a minute without using a stopwatch. You can say '1 elephant, 2 elephants, 3 elephants' and so on for each second until you get to 60 elephants for 1 minute.
Can you think of any other words that you could use to help you to count to a minute?
Now let's look at some more units of time on a clock in the next slideshow.
Time to put your knowledge to the test! Here is a quiz all about minutes in an hour and hours in a day.
Now try and solve some problems using what you have learned about hours and days.
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