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Day 1


  • Pretest

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 4 & 5

  • Background Sheet 1

  • Background Sheet 2

  • Assignment 1: Follow the Energy Concept Map

  • Located in Teacher’s Guide

  • Sun-Earth Energy

  • Earth-Atmosphere Energy

  • Requires a 17” X 22” sheet of paper for concept map

Making a concept map

A simplified animation of the greenhouse effect, energy transfer

Intro to the Electromagnetic Spectrum; Examples of various wavelengths. (5:19 minutes).

Day 2

  • Student Booklet, pg. 5

  • Background Sheet 3

  • Background Sheet 4

  • Background Sheet 5

  • Earth's Energy Budget

  • Albedo Effect

  • Global Warming Potentials

Excellent discussion of dipole interactions and Van der Waals interaction (10:53 minutes)

Excellent!  Real World: Earth’s Energy Balance  (Budget)– Energy In and Energy Out. (2:56 minutes)

Excellent presentation of Earth’s energy balance of (6:59)

Variables & processes in NASA’s calculation of Earth’s heat budget.  Includes Albedo Effect.  (3:25)

Very Important! Explanation of Albedo Effect, polar ice caps & global warming, feedback loops (4:48 minutes)

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) warm Earth by absorbing energy and slowing the rate at which energy escapes to space; they insulate Earth. Different Global Warming Potentials (GHGs) can have different effects on Earth's warming.  

Day 3


  • Student Booklet, pgs. 5

  • Background Sheet 6

  • Background Sheet 7

  • Feedback Loops

  • Carbon, Methane & Water Cycles

(TEDEd)Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms - Anje-Margriet Neutel (5:10 minutes)

Excellent insight into science research in artic permafrost and the global warming crisis in the artic. (4:33 minutes)

Day 4

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 6 & 7

  • Background Sheet 8

  • Assignment 2 (optional)

  • AC/DC Current

  • Construct Timeline

Difference between AC and DC Current Explained (4:22)

Extend the discussion about electric currents to motors. (4:11)

Regenerative Braking converts EV’s kinetic energy into chemical energy stored in the rechargeable battery.

Regenerative Brake System Two key selling points of electric vehicles: more energy-efficient & less maintenance

Day 5

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 8 & 9

  • Background Sheet 9

  • The Lithium-ion Battery

ANIMATION: U. S. Energy animation of a lithium-ion battery

Excellent! How a lithium-ion battery works?  Why are they rechargeable? (9:29)

Compares induction motors to internal combustion motors (10:37)

Ford Motor Co. & Redwood Materials collaborate to create recycling options, making EV’s more sustainable & affordable.

New plant built to recycle 95% of cobalt, nickel, and lithium from old batteries. Zero wastewater & zero emissions process used.

Discusses lithium mining issues and identifies global sources and supplies of lithium

Describes sourcing of lithium from geothermal brines, more environmentally friendly than mining.

Five new battery technologies that could change everything (10:53 minutes)

Day 6

  • Student Booklet, page 10-11

  • Assignment 3

  • How Do Shoppers Make Decisions

Day 7

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 12-13

Day 8

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 14-17

  • Classroom Poster

  • Energy Sources for Los Angeles Energy Grid (Pie Graph)

Look up LADWP  specific energy sources, incentives, etc.  

Day 9

  • Student Booklet , pgs.18-20

  • Assignment 4

  • Post Test

  • Community Challenge Project

Generation180- national movement of schools advancing transition to clean energy.

California jobs in wind industries.

NextEra Energy- jobs in Clean Energy across America

Solar International - growing clean energy workforce by 2050

College majors and career searches

CA Job opportunities in LADWP

Day 1

  • Pretest

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 4 & 5

  • Background Sheet 1

  • Background Sheet 2

  • Assignment 1: Follow the Energy Concept Map

  • Located in Teacher’s Guide

  • Sun-Earth Energy

  • Earth-Atmosphere Energy

  • Requires a 17” X 22” sheet of paper for concept map

Making a concept map

A simplified animation of the greenhouse effect, energy transfer

Intro to the Electromagnetic Spectrum; Examples of various wavelengths. (5:19 minutes).

Day 2

  • Student Booklet, pg. 5

  • Background Sheet 3

  • Background Sheet 4

  • Background Sheet 5

  • Earth's Energy Budget

  • Albedo Effect

  • Global Warming Potentials

Excellent discussion of dipole interactions and Van der Waals interaction (10:53 minutes)

Excellent!  Real World: Earth’s Energy Balance  (Budget)– Energy In and Energy Out. (2:56 minutes)

Excellent presentation of Earth’s energy balance of (6:59)

Variables & processes in NASA’s calculation of Earth’s heat budget.  Includes Albedo Effect.  (3:25)

Very Important! Explanation of Albedo Effect, polar ice caps & global warming, feedback loops (4:48 minutes)

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) warm Earth by absorbing energy and slowing the rate at which energy escapes to space; they insulate Earth. Different Global Warming Potentials (GHGs) can have different effects on Earth's warming.  

Day 3

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 5

  • Background Sheet 6

  • Background Sheet 7

  • Feedback Loops

  • Carbon, Methane & Water Cycles

(TEDEd)Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms - Anje-Margriet Neutel (5:10 minutes)

Excellent insight into science research in artic permafrost and the global warming crisis in the artic. (4:33 minutes)

Day 4

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 6 & 7

  • Background Sheet 8

  • Assignment 2 (optional)

  • AC/DC Current

  • Construct Timeline

Difference between AC and DC Current Explained (4:22)

Extend the discussion about electric currents to motors. (4:11)

Regenerative Brake Systems help with two key selling points of EV’s: more energy efficiency & less maintenance

Regenerative Brake System Two key selling points of electric vehicles: more energy-efficient & less maintenance

Day 5

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 8 & 9

  • Background Sheet 9

  • The Lithium-ion Battery

ANIMATION: U. S. Energy animation of a lithium-ion battery

Excellent! How a lithium-ion battery works?  Why are they rechargeable? (9:29)

Compares induction motors to internal combustion motors (10:37)

Ford Motor Co. & Redwood Materials collaborate to create recycling options, making EV’s more sustainable & affordable.

New plant built to recycle 95% of cobalt, nickel, and lithium from old batteries. Zero wastewater & zero emissions process used.

Discusses lithium mining issues and identifies global sources and supplies of lithium

Describes sourcing of lithium from geothermal brines, more environmentally friendly than mining.

Five new battery technologies that could change everything (10:53 minutes)

Day 6

  • Student Booklet, page 10-11

  • Assignment 3

  • How Do Shoppers Make Decisions

Day 7

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 12-13

Day 8

  • Student Booklet, pgs. 14-17

  • Classroom Poster

  • Energy Sources for Los Angeles Energy Grid (Pie Graph)

Look up LADWP  specific energy sources, incentives, etc.  

Day 9

  • Student Booklet , pgs.18-20

  • Assignment 4

  • Post Test

  • Community Challenge Project

Generation180- national movement of schools advancing transition to clean energy.

California jobs in wind industries.

NextEra Energy- jobs in Clean Energy across America

Solar International - growing clean energy workforce by 2050

College majors and career searches

CA Job opportunities in LADWP