WebQuest

Changes Through Time

Process

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After breaking up into groups of six, each group will be assigned to a particular time recording device:

Hourglass

Water Clock

Sundial/Shadow Clock

Obelisk

After each group receives its time recording device, each student will be assigned to one of the following Five Ws and H:

Who- Who were the people who founded the device? Give a brief description.

What- What is the actual time recording device? Why was is given its particular name?

When- When was the device founded? Give a brief description of the time period.

Where- What part of the world was the device founded? Did its location influence its creation?

Why- Why was the device created? Give a brief description.

How- How was the device made? What it is made out of? A drawing will help the class understand your device.

Here are Websites that will help you research your devices:

Hourglass

http://www.tkyoung.com/history.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/Hourglass.html

Sundial/ Shadow Clock

http://africanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa033101b.htm

http://www.accuratesundials.com/site/591582/page/143772

http://www.qwerty.co.za/sundials/intro/index.html

Obelisk

http://www.egipto.com/obeliscos/histo2.html

http://www.link-mail.com/43550.html

Pendulum Clock

http://www.arcytech.org/java/clock/clock_history.html

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa072801a.htm

General Clock Websites

http://www.time-for-time.com/clocks.htm

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa071401a.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/C008179/historical/basichistory.html

http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/early.html

http://www.time-for-time.com/history.htm

Games

http://www.time-for-time.com/game.htm

 

After each person in the group finishes the research, the group will organize the information in a web. After the group is done, it will present its findings to the class. After all the presentations are completed, students will fill out a Ven Diagram comparing the devices of the past to today's modern devices.

 

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