Clara A. Smith, A.J. Simon, Rich Belles, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
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6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
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- Students can examine, compare, and evaluate the CO2 production in each state and identify renewable alternatives.
About the Science
- The carbon emissions are presented in a series of Sankey diagrams for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the nation.
- Well-vetted, authoritative data showing sources and uses of energy, which can help bring a regional context to energy discussions and investigations.
- Comment from expert scientist: This is not really an activity but an archive of state-by-state CO2 sources. The material is pretty clear labeled and presented in an easy to follow graphic. I think this material is accessible to most older high school and college students.
About the Pedagogy
- Viewers can identify how different states' CO2 emissions vary and identify the energy resources contributing to the CO2 production.
- Students may need some coaching in understanding the Sankey (sometimes called "spaghetti") diagrams.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- PDF document can be printed off and distributed.
- Diagrams are well designed.
- Supporting documentation is clearly written.
- Sankey diagram information:http://www.sankey-diagrams.com
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANParent url provides energy charts:https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/
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