What state Leads Wind power in the United States?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graph

Related environmental issues: Energy 

The bar graph below shows the top 5 wind power generating states in the end of 2017.

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  1. What state had the largest capacity to generate wind power in the United States?
  2. Which state had more capacity to generate wind power, Kansas or Oklahoma?
  3. What is a good estimate of the wind capacity in Iowa? A) 5 giga-watts B) 7 giga-watts C) 9 giga-wattsD) 12 giga-watts


Sources: American Wind Energy Association, 2018. U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report




Answer keys

1. Texas

2. Oklahoma

3. B