How is energy used at home?

home-clip-art-KTnqkGjTqGrade level: 4 – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

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The circle graph below shows how much energy a typical household uses for what purposes in the United States.

  1. For what purposes, a typical household uses energy the most?
  2. How many times more does a typical household uses energy for water heating than air conditioning?
  3. Fill in the ordinal number.   A typical household in the United States uses the________ largest energy for appliances, electronics and lighting.

Source: US Energy Information Administration

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Answer keys

  1. space heating
  2. 3 times (18/6=3)
  3. second