Millions of people live in cities around the world; but have you ever wondered how cities work? All those people need clean water to drink; a safe place to live; and a way to get all around the city! How do you take care of all those people’s needs? Your city has a plan for that. Read and find out all about the systems a city has to help keep everyone safe; healthy; and happy.This book on city systems will appeal to the young civil engineer. How A City Works is filled with fun; accurate art; and includes tons of information. For example; it answers the question: Where does all the electricity needed to make a city run come from? How A City Works covers water treatment; power; sewage; recycling; and transportation.How a City Works comes packed with visual aids like charts; sidebars; an infographic; and a funny; hands-on activity—how to clean up dirty “sewage” water; using puffed rice cereal; raisins; hot chocolate mix; and coffee filters.This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title; which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards; Next Generation Science Standards; and the Science; Technology; Engineering; and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
by Ward, D J; Lemay, Violet