Have greenhouse gas emissions decreased in the United States?

Grade level: 4th -6th grades

Skills: Line graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy /  Air / Climate Change

 

The United States has attempted to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases sent into the air to fight climate change. The line graph below shows how much greenhouse gases was emitted in the United States per person every hour between 2000 and 2018.

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  1. In which year did the United States emit the most greenhouse gases per person every hour?
  2. In which year did the United States emit the least greenhouse gases per person every hour?
  3. Between which two consecutive years did the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per person change the most?
  4. In which year did the United States emit greenhouse gases as much as 2018 per person?

    a. 2000  b. 2008   c. 2011 d. 2015

 

 


Source:

U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data Explorer.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2020. Draft Inventory of U.S. GreenhouseGasEmissions and Sinks (Tale ES-6).


 

Answer keys

1.2007
2.2017
3.Between 2008 and 2009
4.d

 

Factual Environmental Math Problems (2020)

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About this book

The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uniformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Which had more electric cars, Europe or the United States?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy /  Air / Climate Change

 

The number of electric cars on the road has been significantly increasing.  There were over 7 million electric cars running in the world by the end of 2019. The table below shows where and how many electric cars are running in the world in 2019.

 

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  1. Which region had the most electric cars in the world?
  2. Which region had more electric cars, the United States or Europe?
  3. How many electric cars were running in the United States in 2019?

 

 


International Energy Agency, Electric Vehicles on Track


 

Answer keys

1. China
2. Europe
3. 1.5 million cars

 

Factual Environmental Math Problems (2020)

Just published and now available from Amazon  (paperback)

About this book

The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uniformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25