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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

Energy Use Per Person

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Synopsis
  • This interactive map, chart, and table shows the annual energy consumption per person, starting in 1965.
  • It provides a graphical representation of the individual energy use in each country and can help provide a projection towards the future.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students can also view the data by region on the map.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Educators will need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.

Differentiation

  • This can be used to analyze the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown from 2019 onwards.
  • There are other related interactive maps for measuring similar parameters.
  • This can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

Students can explore data on energy consumption per capita in countries of interest. Datasets can be used to examine energy use from electricity and fuel for transport. The resource and method used in data transformation are accurate and suitable for teaching.

Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • Mathematics
    • Statistics & Probability: Making Inferences & Justifying Conclusions (9-12)
      • HSS.IC.B.6(+) Evaluate reports based on data (e.g., interrogate study design, data sources, randomization, the way the data are analyzed and displayed, inferences drawn and methods used; identify and explain misleading uses of data; recognize when arguments based on data are flawed).
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