Telling Time, Back in Time

How Nautical Instruments and Astronomy Were Used to Determine Time of Day

About this Lesson

In this inquiry-based lesson, students will apply their knowledge about relative position of Earth, Sun, and Moon in order to evaluate the structure and function of authentic nautical technology to investigate how sailors were able to tell time, back in time.

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Created By
Andrea Sias
Grade Level
6-8
Subjects
General Interest, Science

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Telling Time, Back in Time : How Nautical Instruments and Astronomy Were Used to Determine Time of Day

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