Telling Time: Lesson for Kids


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The short hand on the clock tells you:

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1. The long hand on the clock tells you:

2. What time is shown on the clock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Telling time can be difficult when you come face-to-face with a non-digital clock with hands. Use this quiz to test how well you understand the purpose of the hands on a clock and your skills telling time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We will test what you know about:

  • The parts of a clock and what they stand for
  • How to read time on a clock with hands
  • Measures of time in hours and minutes

Skills Practiced

Using what you know, also practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use what you know about clocks to tell time
  • Information recall - remember what you know about clocks and time to answer questions
  • Defining key concepts - define key terms such as the long hand and short hand of a clock

Additional Learning

To learn more about using clocks review the lesson called Telling Time: Lesson for Kids. In this lesson, you will learn about these topics:

  • The difference between AM and PM
  • Uses of the second hand of a clock
  • Importance of the setup of the ticks and numbers on a clock