Exploring Infrastructure

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: 3–6

Every modern community, whether it is a town, city, or nation, relies on its infrastructure to provide its citizens with their most fundamental needs. A solid infrastructure is essential for reliable transportation, access to water, goods, and power, and efficient waste management. Each book examines one area of infrastructure and its role in the community. Full-color photographs, fast facts, and accessible text provide readers with detailed descriptions of the system, an overview of its history and development, a description of the jobs that support the system, and a look at how technology may change the future of the infrastructure. Features include: Encourages students to engage more thoughtfully with technology and services they encounter every day. Correlates directly with Next Generation Science Standards involving engineering design and its influence on society. Draws from state curricular standards about optimizing tools and technology. Contains Further Reading sections providing resources for additional study.

  • Fall 2019
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    Airports

    Airports

    Jeff Mapua
    As the world becomes more of a global community, air travel between states and countries is commonplace. Airports are playing an increasingly integral part of infrastructure in the United States and around the world...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503908
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    Bridges

    Bridges

    Charlotte Taylor and Melinda Farbman
    No aspect of infrastructure is quite as diverse as bridges. They may be simple or complex, ancient or modern, beautiful or plain. One trait that bridges do share is that they help people get where they're going, making them essential to a society on the move...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503915
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    Dams and Levees

    Dams and Levees

    Kevin Reilly
    Readers discover the many ways in which dams and levees are marvels of modern engineering through accessible text and informative photographs. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of these structures, including the history of their invention, examples of noteworthy dams and levees, related career paths, and stories of the tragedies that have occurred when dams and levees failed...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503960
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    Highways and Roads

    Highways and Roads

    Charlotte Taylor and Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn
    Every day, millions of people get in their cars and trucks and hit the road. In order to support this huge volume of traffic, a strong system of highways and roads is essential. This comprehensive book examines how early trails and dirt roads eventually led to the high-speed freeways that now connect our cities, states, and countries...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503977
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    Our Water Supply

    Our Water Supply

    Rita Santos
    Infrastructure is an essential part of any modern community. In this informative book, readers will explore the water supply, taking a detailed look at how water is gathered and filtered for safe consumption...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503984
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    Ports

    Ports

    Kevin Reilly
    Through accessible text and informative photographs, readers will explore ports, the backbone of commerce and trade throughout human civilization. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of these facilities, including the history of ancient ports, the technological advances that have improved shipping over the centuries, profiles of port-related careers, and examples of the most impressive and influential ports of the modern era...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503991
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