There are a lot of useful applications for a moss living clock. As an educational tool it is especially beautiful, since it mimics the appearance of a working clock. It can be used as an environmental learning tool, or simply to inspire imagination and creativity. In either case, moss and green clockwork are excellent tools for enhancing our sensory and cognitive abilities and teaching our children the basic concepts of mathematics.
A moss clock is made by taking a seed and growing it into a clock-like shape with the addition of a special resin medium that allows the seeds to grow. From one-celled algae to giant tadpoles, all have their own internal clocks which, in turn, regulate the internal rhythms of our lives. These internal rhythms, in turn, are set off by certain stimuli, such as the alarm clock's sound or the movement of a leaf through the air. The living clock settings panel contains a variety of sounds and movements that activate the alarms in each individual clock, so that the entire house can be alerted to prepare for sleep or wakefulness.
If you are looking for a fun project for your child or children, this is a book I would highly recommend. As a scientific novelty item it has written a whimsical, yet deeply informative account of nature's clockwork wonders. For someone looking for creativity with some good lessons and some truly beautiful art work, I highly recommend this piece. I hope you enjoy it and please consider all my raves.