Year 5 have been looking at Ancient Greece and as part of their studies have all researched and created their own Clepsydra. An Ancient Greek water clock.
We needed a plastic bottle, a stop watch, a drawing pin, a marker pen, scissors and some food colouring.
Then we needed to cut the bottle in half, and unscrew the top off and make a small hole in it. This bit was quite tricky, so I needed help to do mine. Jack
We then had to turn the top half of the bottle upside down and put it inside the bottom half. We had to make sure the bottle top was facing downwards.
Now we could do the really fun bit, we mixed the food colouring and water together started to pour the water into the top and started timing, each time a minute passed we had to mark a line at the water level on the bottom bottle. We did this until all the water had gone .Then we poured the water back into the top half and count down the minutes as the water pours through . This was such a cool thing to make. People actually made these before clocks! Jack. Violet.
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