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Energy Literacy Module One: The Physics of Energy

09/12/2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


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Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Course Description:

This first course in the Energy Literacy series will focus on the basic physics of energy and its measurement.  In addition, attendees will learn about different forms of energy, circuits, voltage, currents, and resistance.  The course will conclude with a brief introduction of electronics.  

If you can’t answer more than 2 or 3 of the questions below, this course is for you!

-What is the scientific definition of the word “energy?”
-What is the difference between a kilowatt (kW) and a kilowatt-hour (kWh)?  Power and energy?  Capacity and generation?
-How much capacity is required to provide the electricity needs of a typical household? Of the U.S.?
-Name 5 units used to measure energy.
-What does the word “electronics” mean?  What distinguishes electronic devices from electric devices?
-What is a semiconductor?
-Give an example of an energy technology which converts chemical energy to electrical energy.
-Give an example of an energy technology which converts kinetic energy to electrical energy.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different physical forms of energy and energy conversion process
  • Explain the difference between power and energy and how they are measured
  • Recognize how electric circuits work
  • Summarize the basics of electronics and information technology

If you would like to take all three modules in the Energy Literacy series, please contact Kristi, [email protected], for a discount.

*Attendees must earn an 70% or higher on the final course test in order to earn 0.2 CEUs.



    Joy Morgenstern

    Joy Morgenstern

    Joy Morgenstern recently retired from the Energy Division of the California Public Utilities Commission, where she spent 18 years as a regulatory analyst. While at the CPUC, she focused on cost-effectiveness of customer programs and energy education. Joy has a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and previously studied applied science at New York University and physics at the City College of New York.


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