Tick-tock. Tick-tock. No matter where we are or what we do, time is constant. Every second, each minute, through all the hours of a day, week, month, or year, time moves on regardless of what is happening around us. Throughout history, people have sought out various ways to measure time. From the use of sundials, escapements, and pendulums to the invention of automatic, synchronome, and calendar clocks, the mechanics of timekeeping has been an important part of all cultures throughout the centuries. March's "inQuiry Attic" investigates some timekeeping devices and practices that were uncovered during a Franklin Institute Online Fellows' visit to Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute Science Museum has several fascinating timepieces in its Attic. The stories of those timepieces and their intricate workings will be examined here, and activities and resources that complement the clocks provide interactive fun and understanding. It's Time to begin your exploration...
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