In this funny story, How
Tall Was Milton , it takes a village to figure out the height of
Milton the friendly giant. Written as a fairy tale in the classical
tradition with a kingdom and a giant, the townspeople attempt to gauge
how tall Milton is by first using the baker's hands, then the
shoemaker's feet, and then a carpenter's stick to win the king's prize
of a pot of gold. Quickly seeing the inconsistency in the size of any
hand or foot as a unit of measurement, young readers learn along with
the characters that a unit of measurement must be standard to determine
precisely how tall Milton is.
The content in this book correlates to national science standards and
was vetted by science experts for correctness. Included is a
Parent/Teacher Handbook section that can be used to guide discussion.
Tall Was Milton , intended for kindergarten through third-grade
children, s just one of the recently released NSTA Kids books designed
to supplement and extend science programs while encouraging youngsters
to become avid readers.
About the Author
Lawrence Lowery taught in the Oakland, California, public schools before
becoming a professor of science education at the University of
California, Berkeley. He has more than 40 years' experience creating
science activities and programs, developing curricula, and writing
articles and books, including NSTA Press's recent publication The
Everyday Science Sourcebook, Revised 2nd Edition.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA
Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase How
Tall Was Milton and other books from NSTA Press,
visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store.
To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
weekdays. The 40-page book is priced at $10.95 and
discount-priced for NSTA members at $8.76. (Stock #
PB330X2, ISBN #978-1-936959-43-3)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the
largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and
innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current
membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science
supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry
representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20-25 new books each year. Focused on the
preK-college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA
Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and
sound teaching strategies.
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