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Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser


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


Social Studies, Geography, Mathematics

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  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

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Nuclear Power Generation

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  • This interactive map and chart provide students with an opportunity to explore where and how much nuclear energy is being produced around the world.
  • Students can select the countries they wish to see on the line graph and view data on their nuclear energy production from 1965 to recent years.
Teaching Tips


  • Students can see the progression of nuclear energy around the world over time and see which countries have the most installed capacity.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read a line graph and a world map.
  • Students may need to learn about nuclear energy, as there is no explanation or additional information provided in the resource.


  • Cross-curricular connections could be made in social studies classes while discussing the safety and storage of radioactive material.
  • Students could discuss why some countries use more nuclear energy than others.
Scientist Notes

The resource outlines electricity production from nuclear in different countries of the world. The method used in interpolating missing data is appropriate. Students can explore to learn on this latest report on nuclear energy production. The resource is recommended.

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