Do you think Daylight Savings is important?


Sophia Bruce and Brooke Sarvey

We will change the clocks on Nov. 6 to end Daylight Saving Time.

Time Change is where we change our clocks and go forward or back an hour, but do we know the history about it? Time Change, or Daylight Saving Time, started in 1918. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. 

Our country does Daylight Saving, but are there other countries that do it? Yes, the other countries that do it are Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti, New Zealand, and parts of Australia. Daylight Savings was invented by George Hudson. Germany was the first country to implement daylight saving time. Daylight Savings time is also called summer time in other countries.                                           

“I think time change is necessary because it is good to change the time sometimes, I also think it’s good to change your schedule,” Madison Brown, fifth grader, said. 

Daylight Saving Time, which is regulated by the Department of Transportation in the U.S., was introduced during World War 1 by Germany in 1916, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Daylight Saving Time starts annually in the U.S. on the second Sunday in March, when clocks move ahead by an hour, and the period ends on November’s first Sunday each year.  

“I think Daylight Saving Time is necessary because we get more time to be outside, and farmers get to grow their crops,” Kaylee Anderson, fifth grader, said. 

This year, Daylight Saving Time is on March 13, at 2:00 A.M., and it ends on Nov. 6, at 2:00 A.M. 

“No, because it is dumb to change the schedule,” Madison Dalesandro, fifth grader, said. Clocks in the United States might “fall back” for the final time in November if legislators vote to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. I hope you had fun learning about Time Change!