Teaching Through Trade Books: Talking Trees

by: Marvin Tolman

Students love outdoor activities and will love them even more when they build confidence in their tree identification and measurement skills. The activities in this month's Teaching Through Trade Books column help students learn to identify the major characteristics of trees and discover how the pace—a nonstandard measuring unit—can be used to estimate not only distances but also the height of a tree.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2005Stock # sc05_042_05_14Volume 042Issue 05

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