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The Timing Team is responsible for learning how keeping track of time works in scientific experiments. This page will describe the importance of keeping accurate time on the recording computer's clock so that meteor "hits" can be accurately compared from one school to another. Test the clock on the computer to see how accurate it is. (Need to develop a method of doing this). CBC radio in Alberta gives the National Research Council official time signal at 11 am each day on your local CBC Radio One station. See the list of CBC radio stations in Alberta on this website at this link or go to CBC's own site at http://www.cbc.ca/channelguide/tables/alberta.htm

How is standard time kept? How can a computer clock be timed to synchronize with atomic time?

What is Universal Coordinated Time? How does this relate to time zones?

See how to record a time stamp on VCR tapes with audio recordings of meteor hits.

 

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