By Hayley Little
Daylight Savings is the time of the year when we set our clocks forward an hour, and it ends when we set them back an hour. The dates for Daylight Savings changes every year. This year the dates are from March 12th to November 5th.
When daylight savings time begins in the spring, we set our clocks forward one hour from 2:00 am to 3:00 am, meaning we lose an hour of sleep that day. But when it ends, we change them back from 2:00 am to 1:00 am, which means more sleep. To remember which way to set the clocks, think about the time “springing forward” in Spring and “falling back” in the Fall.
Did you know that Arizona and Hawaii don’t do daylight savings!? The reason we participate in daylight savings is so we can do more during the day and to conserve energy. When we set our clocks forward, there is more light in the evening, but when we set our clocks back, there is more light in the morning. This is because there is a later sunset or an earlier sunset, depending on the time change.
Don’t forget to change the time on your clocks one hour backwards on November 5, 2017!