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Age range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths
  • Science

Measure time with a water clock

Make a water clock that measures time

In this fun STEM activity for kids, students will discover how water can measure time using principles from ancient Greece by creating a Greek water clock.

This activity is aimed at primary school children and could be used as a main lesson activity, to introduce time and associated calculations or to teach learners about how the ancient Greeks have affected life in the modern world. It could also be extended to introduce experimental practices in science.

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All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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