Time Zones Teacher Resources
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Time Zone Challenge: Applying Add/Subt. Integers to Time Zones
A short video can be shown to your class to explain time zones. (A free subscription to the teachers' website is required to access the video.) Pairs of workers use a time zone map to solve six scenarios on a worksheet.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Students 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.
7th - 12th Math
Time Zone Maps
For this time zones worksheet, 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.
5th - 6th Science
Time Zoning - Enrichment 13.2
In this word time zones worksheet, students read a paragraph about the length of a day in time, the 24 time zones, the Prime Meridian, and lines of longitude. Students then find time for New York and Beijing using Greenwich, England as their starting point.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Unwrapping the Earth
In this surface area worksheet, learners identify and complete 5 different problems that include determining the amount of wrapping paper needed to cover the earth. First, they use a calculator and round to the nearest hundredths to completer the chart and discover the surface area of familiar spheres listed.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History