US Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy
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Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 2 Science and Engineering Practices
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 1 Science and Engineering Practice
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
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- This website can be used as a resource for a variety of activities involving energy statistics.
About the Science
- This website provides convenient and interactive access to a wide range of US energy statistics.
- A list of all terms and definitions is provided.
- Comments from expert scientist: This is an excellent resource for researchers, policy-makers and others who are interested in electricity data
About the Pedagogy
- This website provides convenient and interactive access to a wide range of US energy statistics. Baseline background information on types and usages of these data sets is important.
- There are many ways to view these data. This flexibility should encourage students to explore these data more thoroughly than conventional charts and tables.
- There are no pedagogical support materials for this resource.
- This resource engages students in using scientific data.
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Next Generation Science Standards See how this Simulation/Interactive supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1
MS-ESS3.A1:Humans depend on Earth’s land, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere for many different resources. Minerals, fresh water, and biosphere resources are limited, and many are not renewable or replaceable over human lifetimes. These resources are distributed unevenly around the planet as a result of past geologic processes.
Cross Cutting Concepts: 1
MS-C5.3:Energy may take different forms (e.g. energy in fields, thermal energy, energy of motion).
Science and Engineering Practices: 2
MS-P4.1:Construct, analyze, and/or interpret graphical displays of data and/or large data sets to identify linear and nonlinear relationships.
MS-P4.2:Use graphical displays (e.g., maps, charts, graphs, and/or tables) of large data sets to identify temporal and spatial relationships.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-ESS3.A1:Resource availability has guided the development of human society.
HS-ESS3.A2:All forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors.
Cross Cutting Concepts: 1
HS-C5.4: Energy drives the cycling of matter within and between systems.