This resource includes an interactive map and graphs that show the share of solar primary energy for countries around the world since 1965.
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.
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.
There are other related interactive maps for other sources of energy.
This can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Criteria used to measure and convert the different units of energy from solar are accurate. The resource presents relative share of energy from solar. This resource is valid and recommended for teaching.
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.
Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
Statistics & Probability: Making Inferences & Justifying Conclusions (9-12)
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.IC.B.6 Evaluate reports based on data.