Monday, March 7, 2022

Daylight Saving Time is Coming! Here are Some Explanations of It

At this time next week many of us will be moaning about our "lost" hour of sleep resulting from moving our clocks forward. That's right, daylight saving time begins next weekend! I never liked moving my clocks forward in the spring before I had kids. And now as the tired dad of two little kids who don't like to sleep, I really don't like moving the clocks forward.  

If you or your students are wondering why we have to change our clocks next weekend, here are few short explanations.

Daylight Saving Time Explained

Daylight Saving Time 101



Daylight Saving Time Explained



TED-Ed has two lessons that aren't specifically about Daylight Saving Time but are related to the topic. First, The History of Keeping Time explains sundials, hourglasses, and the development of timezones. Second, How Did Trains Standardize Time in the United States? explains the role of railroads in the development of the timezones used in the United States (and most of Canada) today.