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Resource Language:

English

Regional Focus

Global

Share of Electricity Production from Renewables

Authors: Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Science, Social Studies, Economics, Geography
Resource Types:
  • Interactive Media
  • Data
Synopsis
  • This resource includes an interactive map and graphs that show the share of electricity production from renewables for countries around the world since 1985. 
  • Data is compiled by Our World in Data. It is based on two sources: BP Statistical Review of World Energy and Ember.
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 energy.
  • Can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

This resource shows electricity production from renewables (geothermal, biomass, waste, wind, etc.) in different countries from 1985-2020. Method used is relevant and suitable for teaching.

Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • 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.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.6-8 Draw on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
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