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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

  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Microsoft Excel

Share of Electricity from Low-Carbon Sources

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Synopsis
  • This interactive map and chart shows the share of electricity from low-carbon sources in different countries of the world, starting from the year 1985.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The interactive 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 electricity.
  • 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 electricity. 
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

The resource explores electricity from low-carbon sources (nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) This is recommended for students to learn and understand how electricity is generated from these sources.

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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