What region had the lowest gasoline price?

Grade level: 4th – 6th grades

Skills: Bar graph 

Related environmental issues:  Energy

The bar graph below shows the average price of gasoline per gallon in five regions the United States in 2017.

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  1. Which region had the highest gasoline price?
  2. Which region had the lowest gasoline price?
  3. Gasoline in which region cost between 2.5 and 3 dollars per gallon?
  4. Which region had the third cheapest gasoline price in the United States?

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (2018) Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices

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Answer keys

  1. West Coast
  2. Gulf Coast
  3. West Coast
  4. Rocky Mountain

What state reduced the use of fossil fuels the most to reduce CO2 emissions?

Grade level: 4th – 6th grades

Skills: Bar graphs 

Related environmental issues: Climate Change

The United States depends on fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and petroleum) for electricity generation. When burned, fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide (CO2).  The United States has tried to reduce the use of  fossil fuels to reduce CO2 emissions.  The bar graph below shows the five states that reduced CO2 emissions the most per person by reducing the use of fossil fuels in the United States in 2015.

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  1. Which state reduced the third largest CO2 per person by reducing the use of fossil fuels in the United States in 2015?
  2. Which state reduced emissions by between 15 and 20 metric tons by person?
  3. Which state reduced about twice as much CO2 as Indiana by person?
  4. Alaska reduced  ____ metric tons more CO2 per person than Nevada.   A) 6  B) 11 C) 18 D)23

 

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emission by State, 2000-2015 (Table 5) 

 

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Answer keys

1. West Virginia

2. Wyoming

3. Alaska

4. B