World’s top 5 countries of hydropower generation

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Grade level: 3rd-4th grades

Skills: Interpret circle graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

This circle graph shows share of 5 countries that produce the largest amount of electricity from water in the world in 2014.

  1. What country produces the largest amount of electricity from water in the world?

2. Which country produces more electricity from water, Brazil or Canada?

3. Where does the United States rank in the world?

Data) REN 21, Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

Kerr Dam

(photo: Hydroelectric power plant in Montana)

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Answer keys

  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. 3rd in the world