Year 3
Year 3

Exploring units of measured time

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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn the different ways to measure intervals of time. We will select the most suitable unit of time for different measures, for example, seconds for short tasks, and minutes for longer tasks. We will recap the different units used in time and their equivalencies. We will look at different time measuring tools.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Which of these did not show on Mrs Behan's stopwatch?
Correct answer: Hours
Milliseconds
Minutes
Seconds
Q2.
If Mrs Behan could say 'elephant' 23 times in 20 seconds, roughly how many times could she say 'elephant' in one minute?
35
46
Correct answer: 69
Q3.
Which unit of measurement would you choose if you took a flight to China?
Correct answer: hours
minutes
seconds
Q4.
Would you use a clock or a stopwatch to measure the time it took you to do a lap of a running track?
clock
Correct answer: stopwatch
Q5.
Which unit of measurement would you use to time brushing your teeth?
hours
Correct answer: minutes
seconds