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Author

EIA

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Physics, Geography, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Format

PDF

Natural Gas Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

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Synopsis
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  • This interactive map from the United States Energy Information Administration features all of the locations of natural gas infrastructure and resources in the United States.
  • The data includes power plants, oil and gas refineries, pipelines, natural gas transport and storage locations, oil and gas wells and platforms, and the locations of fossil resources.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • The natural gas power plants provide a link to view data specific to each location in the Electricity Data Browser.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The map can be overwhelming if all the layers are viewed at once, so students can toggle items off using the legend on the right.
  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom left.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States natural gas infrastructure system. This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS.ESS3.2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
  • Social Sciences
    • Geography (K-12)
      • HS.39 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
      • HS.40 Use geographic data to analyze the interconnectedness of physical and human regional systems (such as a river valley and culture, water rights/use in regions, choice/impact of settlement locations) and their interconnectedness to global communities.
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