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Author

EIA

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Physics, Geography, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Format

PDF

Petroleum Energy Infrastructure and Resources Interactive Map

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Synopsis
  • This interactive map from the United States Energy Information Administration features petroleum energy infrastructure and resources in the United States. 
  • Students can interact with different categories including power plants, oil and gas refining and processing, market/trading hubs, pipelines and transmissions, transport storage, oil and gas wells and platforms, and fossil resources. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The legend and information presented are simple to understand.
  • Clicking on the power plants on the map will provide detailed information, including a link to a graph of the plant's fuel generation over time. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The map can be overwhelming if all the layers are viewed at once, so students can toggle items off using the legend on the right.
  • There are two different base maps (road map and satellite) that can be changed by clicking on the bottom-right corner of the map.
  • Students can capture images using the icon on the bottom-left corner.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource is an interactive map that includes all components of the United States petroleum infrastructure and resource system. This resource is easy to use and the interactive legend is easily understood. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.2.6-8 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
      • D2.Geo.2.9-12 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
      • D2.Geo.3.9-12 Use geographic data to analyze variations in the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics at multiple scales.
      • D2.Geo.4.9-12 Analyze relationships and interactions within and between human and physical systems to explain reciprocal influences that occur among them.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
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