Last updated: July 27, 2020
Science Subject: Our Energy Resources
Area level: State-scale
Environmental Area: Energy
Purpose: Understand the price of electricity varies by state, compare electricity prices in Indiana with other states, and develop awareness of electricity consumption
BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER
The price of electricity in our country varies by state. The state with the highest residential electricity price was Hawaii, at 32.77 cents/kwh, as of April 2020. The state with the lowest electricity price, on the other hand, was Louisiana, at 9.25 cents/kwh. The electricity price in Indiana was 12.60 cents/kwh and the price was lower than the U.S. average—13.28 cents.
worksheet & answer key
Using the electricity prices in 10 states in April 2020, students are asked to order 10 decimal numbers on the number line.
Math Skill: Using <, > & = symbols (decimal numbers)
Using the electricity prices in 10 states in April 2020, students are asked to compare two decimal numbers by using < or > symbols.