Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go? takes students on an engaging tour of the wastewater treatment process at their local plant. Wendy and her companions learn where wastewater goes and how it is treated in Washington, DC. Complete the fun hands on STEAM activities at the end of the book to bring the story to life.
This book is aimed at elementary school students, ages 6 – 10 but can be eye-opening to an array of students and parents, too. Educators can use this resource to add a new twist to environmental holidays and inform students about how to expand their pollution reduction goals to the collection system and overall health of their local waterways, using the STEAM activities included.
“This is a super non-fiction book for primary grades. It has lots of good information and yet fun reading for younger students. It would be an excellent addition to any DC library. The book has a sing song, rhyming text that children find enjoyable and also helps with decoding words. Two particular pluses are the narrator is female and the characters are diverse.
Resources in the back of the book include: vocabulary, activities for home & directions for an investigative activity to create your own wastewater and then design a device to clarify the water.
As an added bit the back cover provides lots of interesting facts about DC Water.”
-Peggy Morgan, STEM Volunteer/Robotics Coach at Walker-Jones Education Campus
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