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


Science, Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

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  • Interactive Media
  • Data

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Per Capita Energy from Fossil Fuels, Nuclear and Renewables

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  • This interactive media shows the per capita energy from fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables starting from the year 1965. 
  • A comparative view by countries or continents can be generated.
Teaching Tips


  • Data can be viewed as a chart or table.
  • Pressing the play button shows the changes from 1965.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Learners need be familiar with these 3 sources of energy: Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, and Renewables.
  • Educator would need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.


  • 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

This resource provides specific data on Nuclear, Fossil fuels and Renewable energy sources. Students can navigate to understand the trends relative to each countries. The resource is valid and recommended for teaching.


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

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