What energy sources does the United States depend on the most?

Grade level:  2nd – 5th grades

Skills: Interpreting circle graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

The circle graph below shows the breakdown of energy sources in the United States  in 2015.

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1. Which energy sources does the United States use most?

2.Which energy sources does the United States use least?

3.Which portion is larger, coal or natural gas?

4. What percent is the portion of natural gas larger than renewable energy?

5. Which is smaller, coal or renewable energy and nuclear energy combined?

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Answer keys

  1. Petroleum
  2. Nuclear power
  3. Natural gas
  4. 29 – 10 = 19 (%)
  5. Coal: 16%   <  Renewable & Nuclear: 19%

On average, a person in what country used more energy than a person in the United States?

Grade level:  2nd – 3rd grades

Skills: Number comparison

Related environmental issues: Energy

The table below shows how much energy was used on average by one person daily in 9 countries in 2013.

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  1. Arrange countries from greatest to least energy usage.
  2. A person in which country used the third largest energy a day?
  3. A person in which country used the fourth least energy a day?
  4. On average, a person in which country used more energy than a person in the United States?

Sources: World Bank

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Answer keys

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  2. Australia
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Canada