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Taking young readers on a trek through the cultural history of time, this activity book teaches a complicated subject in an understandable and approachable way. The numerous hands-on activities, which include making a shadow clock, tracking time like an ancient Egyptian, using a protractor to create a sundial, measuring time with water, and making a candle clock, will engage readers and bring learning to life. Exploring the concept of time in various cultures, this unique book provides young readers with easy-to-make projects that instill a deeper understanding of the meaning of time throughout history.
Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies, Renegade Writer, and a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping. W. Eric Martin has written articles for more than 50 publications and has provided dictionary entries for Thomson Gale's World of Computer Science. He is a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping. They both live in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Sam Carbaugh is the illustrator of Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover the Desert, Food: 25 Amazing Projects, George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself, and Robotics. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.