The Clock

Alyssa Watson 4A

When the Clock was first made and who made it and fun facts

  • The clock was first created in 1656, and Christiaan Huygens is credited for making this. Th clock was invented in Europe.


-The first clock was made in 1656, the clocks back then were much bigger and more complicated than the modern ones now.

-2016: The modern clock is much smaller and isn't as complicated as one of the many first clocks.

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What it does, and How it works

The clock keeps track of time and tells you what time it is. Mechanical clocks tell time using gears, mechanical clocks wound with a key, and this tightens the mainspring. The mainspring unwinds and it's energy turns gears which causes the hands to move. The pendulum of the clock keeps time and ensures that the gears move at the right pace: second by second. Instead of a mainspring some mechanical clocks have weights that pull the gears at the right pace. Mechanical clocks don't need electricity to operate. They can run off the energy generated by their springs and weights
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What the older version of clocks have been replaced by and what life would have been like if we never had this invention

Old clocks have been replaced by digital clocks like alarm clocks, phones, tablets, computers and more. Life without clocks would probably tough because you wouldn't know what time of day it was. When farmers woke up they wouldn't know when to stop farming and we wouldn't know how day lights saving time would help us.