Together how many states generate half of wind power in the U.S.?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graph 

Related environmental issues: Energy 

The circle graph below shows where and how much wind power was generated in the United States in 2017.

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  1. What state generated one fourth of wind power in the United States?
  2. Which state generated more wind power, Oklahoma or California?
  3. Was the wind power in Texas more than the wind power in Oklahoma, Iowa, and California combined or less?
  4. Together, how many states generated about half of wind power generated in the United States?

 

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, 2018. U.S. Installed and Potential Wind Power Capacity and Generation

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Answer keys

1. Texas

2. Oklahoma

3. More

4. 4 states