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Authors

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Microsoft Excel

Per Capita Electricity Consumption by Source

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Synopsis
  • This interactive chart shows the amount of electricity used per person, by source.
  • The data can be viewed and analyzed starting from the year 1985.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Data can be viewed as a chart or table. Pressing the play button shows change over time starting in 1985.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Learners need be familiar with the various sources of electricity and the economic concept of "per capita."
  • Educator would need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.

Differentiation

  • There are other related interactive maps for measuring similar parameters.
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

The resource assesses the relative electricity consumption by sources from different countries. Students can explore to get knowledge on relative changes in electricity consumption by countries from these renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Data output and method used are valid and suitable for teaching.

Standards
  • Mathematics
    • Data Reasoning and Probability (9-12)
      • HS.DR.A.4 Use mathematical and statistical reasoning to formulate questions about data to evaluate conclusions and assess risks.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
  • Social Sciences
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 8.34 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
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