concept of time

Do you want to introduce Stephen Hawking's big ideas to your students? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains some of Stephen Hawking's big theories which made him the greatest scientist of our time. You can also think about classroom activities based on this animation and discuss some of his theories in a simple manner.

Children get exposure to the concept of time organically, well before they come to school. Yet the teaching and learning of time poses peculiar challenges. Time is an abstract concept. It involves measurement of something that is invisible and intangible. Consequently, challenges arise in understanding the concept of time. Learning the mechanics of reading time can also be a difficult task. It is therefore important to build the scaffolding carefully and match the activities to the children’s level of understanding.

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