FRED Free Energy Data
FRED is an open platform to help state and local governments, energy planners and policy-makers, private industry, and others to effectively visualize, analyze, and compare energy-use data to make better energy decisions and form sustainable strategies.
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See how this Static Visualization supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 2 Science and Engineering Practices
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- There are no teaching materials provided, so educator needs to build the context around this resource.
About the Science
- This resource compiles and displays data related to energy use and demand for each state over the last 50 years. Users can view how energy supply and/or demand has changed over time and can quickly and easily make comparisons between different states.
- Detailed data sources are provided.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Students can access the different graphs related to the energy ecosystem for their own state. However, other than viewing the graphs and manipulating the timeline, there is not much else to do.
- User's guide provides supplementary information about using this visualization and its features.
- No useful background information provided.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Static Visualization supports:
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-C4.3:Models (e.g., physical, mathematical, computer models) can be used to simulate systems and interactions—including energy, matter, and information flows—within and between systems at different scales.
Science and Engineering Practices: 2
HS-P2.6:Develop and/or use a model (including mathematical and computational) to generate data to support explanations, predict phenomena, analyze systems, and/or solve problems.
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.