A Day ...

What is a Day

A day is how long it takes for the Earth to turn once around:


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A Day is 24 Hours Long

Each new day starts at midnight (12 O'clock at Night) and ends next midnight. Here is what many children might be doing, hour by hour:

    24 Hour
Clock
AM / PM   What Many Children
Would Be Doing
Midnight   0:00 12 Midnight   Sleeping
  1:00 1:00 AM   Sleeping
  2:00 2:00 AM   Sleeping
  3:00 3:00 AM   Sleeping
  4:00 4:00 AM   Sleeping
Sunrise   5:00 5:00 AM   Sleeping
  6:00 6:00 AM   Sleeping
  7:00 7:00 AM   Having breakfast
  8:00 8:00 AM   Traveling to school
  9:00 9:00 AM   At School
Midday   10:00 10:00 AM   At School
  11:00 11:00 AM   At School
  12:00 12 Noon   Having lunch
  13:00 1:00 PM   At School
  14:00 2:00 PM   At School
Sunset   15:00 3:00 PM   Traveling Home
  16:00 4:00 PM   Homework
  17:00 5:00 PM   Play time
  18:00 6:00 PM   Having the evening meal
  19:00 7:00 PM   Watching TV or Playing
Midnight   20:00 8:00 PM   Getting ready for Bed
  21:00 9:00 PM   Sleeping
  22:00 10:00 PM   Sleeping
  23:00 11:00 PM   Sleeping
  0:00 12 Midnight   Sleeping

AM/PM vs 24 Hour Clock

There are two ways to show the time: "AM/PM" or "24 Hour Clock".24 Hours

A Typical Day

This is how my friend spends his day:

  • He wakes up early in the morning, gets dressed, and has breakfast
  • then he goes to school
  • in the middle of the day he has lunch
  • in the afternoon he comes home from school
  • then he does homework and has some time to play
  • then just as the sun goes down he has his evening meal
  • then he might watch TV or play on the computer
  • and then he goes to sleep

Days Have Names

There are seven different days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

7 days together make a Week.