Different Shapes and Sizes of Clocks

We all know what a clock is. There are many different types of clocks. Clocks come in all different shapes and sizes. Can you imagine going a whole day in your life without ever knowing the time? Most people can't. Our entire lives are based around knowing the time. Schedules and appointments are all planned around the time of day.

We plan when to get up, when to go to work or school, when to come home, when to have dinner and when to go back to bed all based on the time of day. Time seems to be very important is our lives so it makes sense that a way to keep track of time is equally important.

Types of Clocks

There are different types of clocks in different shapes and sizes. You can get a clock to go in every room of your house and to match every different decor you can imagine. There are large clocks and small clocks and clocks of different sizes.



     


Early versions of clocks included sun clocks and water clocks. Clocks have advanced quite a bit since then but one thing remains the same; there are two basic components of a clock. For one, a clock must keep a constant or repetitive action to mark off equal increments of time. Hourglasses, oil lamps and more were used to mark these passages of time. Now more modern clocks use a balance wheel, pendulum, vibrating crystal, or electromagnetic waves to help mark the time.

The second thing that a clock has is a means of keeping track of increments of time and a way to display that. The modern ways of displaying that time is either with a digital display or by the positioning of the hands of the clock.

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