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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

Share of Electricity from Fossil Fuels

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Synopsis
  • This resource includes an interactive map and graphs that show the share of electricity from fossil fuels, for countries around the world since 1965.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This interactive resource provides three different ways for students to explore data (chart, map, 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

  • Learners need to be familiar with the different sources of energy.
  • 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 other sources of energy.
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

Historical data from 1965-2020 showed share of electricity production from fossil fuels. Variable time span is from 1985-2020. Method used for electricity conversion is appropriate, and this resource is recommended for teaching.

Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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