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Energy Use in the Americas


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Energy Use in the Americas

Learners explore the relationship between energy consumption, population, and carbon emissions in the countries of the Americas. As a large group, learners analyze maps projected on a screen to collect data. Then they work in small groups or individually to analyze the data and draw conclusions. Finally, learners create a large, wall-sized Americas Mega Map to display their findings.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Populations
      • Human Impact
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Barry, Sharon L.; Hulse, Kim

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Geographic Society, ©2008

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