Time Zones Teacher Resources
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Students study the reason why time zones exist and how they are established. They predict time zones for different places on Earth.
Learners are able to read and also use a variety of timetables and charts. They perform calculations with time, including 24-hour clock times and time zones. These are very important concepts that Students probably have to bear in mind more in their lifetime than we have in ours.
Telling Time in Different Time Zone
Fourth graders create clocks and complete small group activities to represent the six different times zones in the US. Using small paper plate clocks, 4th graders visually demonstrate the differences in these time zones.
Telling Time in Different Time Zones
Fifth graders discover how to determine time in the various U.S. time zones. Students discuss the importance of understanding how time changes in each time zone.
Students solve time zone problems and chart travel around the world. In this time zone instructional activity, students learn about the history of time zones and view a time zone map. Students use the time zone map to solve time zone problems. Students are given a copy of Mr. Panda's travels and then use a word processing program to create a table to chart his travels.
Time Zone Math
In this algebra learning exercise, students calculate the different time of the day that different countries see the sun. They convert between different time zones. There are 3 questions with an answer key.
In this time zones worksheet, learners complete the total length of trips for time zones and answer short answer questions. Students fill in 3 spaces in the chart and answer 3 questions.
In this time zones worksheet, students are given a map of the Earth indicating the time zones, the prime meridian and the international date line. Students answer 5 questions about solar occurrences and determine when each would be seen in different time zones.
Third graders have a greater understanding of time zones, explain the basic history and purpose in the creation of time zones, and use time zone maps to calculate the time/day in a certain area.
Time Zones in the United States
Eighth graders explore how to use the time zones in the United States and internationally. They use elapsed time to solve problems. Students calculate the time in various places in the United States. They discuss the 6 time zones in the United States.
Measurement: Elapsed Time and Time Zones
Eighth graders solve problems involving elapsed time and change across time zones. They answer and solve questions together as a class, complete two worksheets, and solve problems related to a bus schedule and time zones in the United States. This lesson includes a script to teach with.
The West the Railroads made
Learners investigate the effects of time and distance for the creation of a successful railroad. In this railroad lesson, students recognize the railroad's need for an exact time schedule was the cause for the creation of time zones. Learners answer questions about the need for exact time. Students create a water clock.
Time and Time Again
Students analyze the effects of time zone differences on how we function as a global community, focusing particularly on the turn of the millennium as a way for students to calculate time zone differences.
Working on the Railroad
Students plan a trip on the railroad. In this railroad creation and implementation lesson, students listen to the song "Working on the Railroad", make a map of where the track was laid and discuss the geographical challenges. Students view copies of vintage railroad posters, make observations about the posters and then create their own train poster. Students use time zone maps and modern Amtrak schedules to plot a train trip through all four time zones.
Understanding Time Zones
Students investigate the times zones around the world. They discuss situations when it is important to know the time in different parts of the world and how to find it.
Right on Time
The hour is nigh for your class to practice equivalency problems in the form of time-zone conversions. They write equations to describe elapsed time and apply problem solving strategies, including writing a plan, to solve the problems.
Time Around the World
Seventh graders investigate the characteristics of a time zone map. They read and interpret time zone maps. Students compare the time in various time zones. Students solve time zone problems.
Canada's Geographic Position
Ninth graders investigate the characteristics of the geographic position of Quebec and Canada in the World. They study Canada's land and water boundaries, surface area and time zones.
Time Zone Maps
In this time zones instructional activity, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world. Students then write a story about going backward or forward in time and draw a time machine.
Time Zone Maps
In this interpreting a world time zone map worksheet, students read a review about the time zones, observe a map, and answer questions. Students write four short answers and one writing activity.