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People can notice the passing of time by how things change. Plants grow over time. A pea plant takes days to grow. This video shows that growth happening more quickly than it would in real time.

A turkey takes hours to cook fully. But it only takes minutes to eat. Hours and minutes are different lengths of time. Hours are longer than minutes. There are 24 hours in a day. There are 60 minutes in each hour. People can measure time in even shorter units. Seconds are shorter than minutes. There are 60 seconds in each minute.

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Making Connections


When have you needed to know the time? How did you learn the time?


Have you read other books about measuring time? What did you learn?


Mitsuko looks at an analog clock. The short hand points to the 2. The long hand points to the 6. What time is it?

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