The top CO2 emitting states in the US


Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills:  Bar graphs & ordinal numbers

Related environmental issues: Climate change

Area level: National, state

The bar graph below shows the 8 states that emit the most carbon dioxide (CO2) in the US.

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1.Which state emits the most CO2?

2.Which state emits more CO2, Ohio or Louisiana?

3.How many states emit less than 300 million metric tons of CO2?

4.Which state emits about half as much CO2 as Texas?

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Rankings: Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2013)


Answer keys

  1. Texas
  2. Ohio
  3. 6 states
  4. California

Which food needs the largest amount of water to produce?

Grade level: 2nd-4thd0094245_1032524

Skills: Bar graph & Ordinal numbers

Related environmental issues: Water

Area level: household

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 11.04.26 AMThe bar graph shows the amount of water required to produce 7 types of food.

  1. Which requires less water to produce, banana or peach?
  2. Which food requires the second largest water to produce?
  3. Insert an ordinal number.  An apple requires the _________ largest amount of water to produce.

Source: Water Footprint


Answer keys

  1. peach
  2. egg
  3. 5th