Which state sent more CO2, California or New York?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Air / climate change

The bar graph below shows the 10 states that sent the most CO2 into the air in our nation in 2015.

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1. Which state sent more CO2 into the air, California or New York?

2. Which state sent less CO2 into the air, Texas or Pennsylvania?

3. How much more CO2 did California send into the air than Florida?

4. Which state sent 56 million tons more CO2 than Michigan?

5. Which sent send as much CO2 as Louisiana, Ohio, and Indiana combined?

Sources:U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2018



Answer keys

  1. Califronia
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. 364 – 231 = 130
  4. 163 + 56 = 219  Illinois
  5. 218 + 215 + 188 = 621:  Texas

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


Answer keys

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