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Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

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  • Interactive Media
  • Data

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Energy Use Per Person

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  • This interactive map, chart, and table shows the annual energy consumption per person, starting in 1965.
  • It provides a graphical representation of the individual energy use in each country and can help provide a projection towards the future.
Teaching Tips


  • Students can also view the data by region on the map.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Educators will need time to get familiar with this interactive media and decide on how to implement it with the learners.


  • This can be used to analyze the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown from 2019 onwards.
  • There are other related interactive maps for measuring similar parameters.
  • This can be used to create awareness about one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scientist Notes

Students can explore data on energy consumption per capita in countries of interest. Datasets can be used to examine energy use from electricity and fuel for transport. The resource and method used in data transformation are accurate and suitable for teaching.

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