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Authors

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Microsoft Excel

Year-to-Year Change in Primary Energy Consumption by Source

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Synopsis
  • This resource includes an interactive chart and an interactive table through which students can examine the year-to-year change (beginning with data from 1965) in primary energy consumption by source for countries around the world.
  • In this resource 'primary energy’ refers to energy in its raw form before conversion into electricity, heat, or transport fuels.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The interactive provides two different ways for students to explore data (chart and table).
  • Students may choose to view datasets for various geographic locations and time periods.
  • Related research and data are linked.
  • The site explains how the data was collected.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There are multiple layers of data to explore and navigate. Teachers should familiarize themselves with the various capabilities of the interactive.
  • Students may need to be provided with clear instructions as to which dataset they should explore and interact with.

Differentiation

  • This interactive could be used in a geography class as students explore energy use in different geographic regions or in a history course as students explore how energy consumption has changed over time. 
  • This interactive also lends itself to exploring ratios and percentages, so it could be used during math lessons.

Scientist Notes

This resource provides specific data on energy consumption by source. Students can navigate to understand the actual consumption level relative to each country. The datasets were approximated to a final energy consumption output. The resource is valid and recommended for teaching.

Standards
  • Mathematics
    • Algebraic Reasoning: Expressions and Equations (6-12)
      • 8.AEE.B.5 Graph proportional relationships in authentic contexts. Interpret the unit rate as the slope of the graph and compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.
    • 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
    • Geography (K-12)
      • 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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