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Electricity data browser

US Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy

The Electricity data browser allows individuals and organizations to create, download, or view graphs, reports, and tables based on energy data sets from the US Energy Information Administration. These data sets are updated periodically and include generation and consumption, sales, costs, and quality.

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ngssSee how this Simulation/Interactive supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
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

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • 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.
  • As of Feb. 2017, the data is up to date.
  • 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.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Very usable for college and graduate level students.
  • This website is highly interactive with many ways to view and download the datasets.
  • It is just out of beta testing with product enhancements planned (as of January 13, 2013). It may be subject to errors or revision.

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Simulation/Interactive supports:

Middle School

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

Energy and Matter

MS-C5.3:Energy may take different forms (e.g. energy in fields, thermal energy, energy of motion).

Science and Engineering Practices: 2

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

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.

High School

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

Energy and Matter

HS-C5.4: Energy drives the cycling of matter within and between systems.

Science and Engineering Practices: 1

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

HS-P4.1:Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution.

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