Understanding Time Zones Lesson for Kids


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What is a time zone?

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1. Why does Earth have time zones?

2. Time zones make everyone on Earth have the same basic daily experience by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge of time zones and their origins. You must be able to correctly answer questions on topics like the definition of time zones and their purpose in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment resources to evaluate your understanding of:

  • Definition of time zones
  • Role Earth plays in time zones
  • Purpose of time zones
  • Determining whether a time zone is earlier or later than another based upon direction

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills when you use this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - understand how to determine whether another time zone is later or earlier than your own based upon direction
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define main terms, such as time zone
  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you have gained regarding the relationship between Earth and time zones

Additional Learning

If you plan on learning more about time zones, visit the lesson titled: Understanding Time Zones Lesson for Kids. It covers these objectives:

  • Understand who or what created time zones
  • Recognize what would happen without time zones
  • Examine how sunlight impacts time zones
  • Identify the method for figuring out time zones
  • Analyze a map of the U.S. and its time zones