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Authors

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser, Our World in Data

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Data

Regional Focus

Global

Per Capita CO2 Emissions from Oil

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Synopsis
  • This interactive chart, map, and table show data on per capita carbon dioxide emissions from oil.
  • In the table and chart view, users can see data for per capita carbon dioxide emissions from oil beginning in the 1850s.
  • The data shows changes in oil use and carbon dioxide emissions over time in different countries, allowing for multiple comparisons.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The data is available for download.
  • Students can click on the map to view the data by country.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read line graphs to understand the data.
  • Students should understand that oil use contributes to carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Students should understand the term per capita.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes

This resource explores per capita CO2 emissions from oil sources. The data portrays the relative change in per capita emissions measured in tonnes from countries around the world. This resource will help students to gain insights into the level of CO2 emissions from oil. The resource is valid and recommended for teaching.

Standards

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

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-1. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
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