Energy and Population

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National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)


Just as your GPS helps you make sure you’re getting from point “a” to point “b” correctly, maps help scientists draw important conclusions and visualize important concepts they study. The right map can help a petroleum engineer find the best drilling site, or help a meteorologist make the best prediction. This interactive mapping activity will help you understand the relationship between the population of a given state and the amount of energy consumed there. This activity is one of many offered by The NEED Project that make use of interactive maps. 

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