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Exercises to read tables and charts properly

Simple exercises to understand the charts, tables and indicators that support the various documents in the energy sector.

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Newspaper and magazine articles, energy studies and technical documents on various types of equipment all often include charts and tables. These have become more diverse with the rise of digital technology. To learn effectively, it’s important to be able to read these diagrams. With this first in a series of exercises, ranging from very easy to much more challenging, Planète Energies is helping you do just that.

 

Exercise level 1 / Beginner:

How to interpret a thermographic map?

The exercise learns how to interpret a thermographic map in a context of home insulation.

 

Technician using a thermal imaging camera

 

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Find out more about the topic: 

Infographics: Path in the energy transition: Better production and use of heat
Video: Measuring and Improving Energy Efficiency
Close-up: Home Heating Equipment

 

Exercise level 2 / Intermediate:

Understand the scale of the graphs

Through two graphs on the evolution of the average annual temperature in France, the exercise explains how to read a bar graph correctly.

 

Thermometer under the sun and a blue sky

 

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Find out more about the topic:

Close-up: Heat: Uneven Use Around the World
Close-up: How It Works: Air Conditioning

 

Exercise level 3 / Expert:

How to read a graph in real time?

The exercise shows how to visualize the production and consumption of electricityForm of energy resulting from the movement of charged particles (electrons) through a conductor... in real time over a hot day.

 

Close-up of one hand on using a thermostat

 

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Find out more about the topic: 

Videos: Geothermal Energy: Using the Earth's Heat

Close-up: Eco-District Energy Solutions: The Case of Clichy-Batignolles in Paris

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