Ok class, it’s time to talk about the world energy economy and the things it needs in order to keep the lights on in our houses and the gas inside our gas tanks. Now, we all know that when it’s cold outside, if we don’t find a way to get warm, then we could get hypothermia and die. So, what kind of ways do we go about trying to stay warm when it’s cold outside? Ok Billy, what’s your answer? Yes, we could go turn the thermostat up, that’s a simple solution but a very good answer Billy, thank you for that. Janet, how about you? What’s that? Speak up so everyone can hear you Janet. Yes, good Janet, you could chop up your old christmas tree and throw it in the fireplace and set it on fire so that you and your family can stay warm. Has anyone ever been camping?
Yeah, and when you went camping, did you have a campfire? Right, so Janet is talking about the same concept, good Janet, thank you for that. Ok, so let’s talk about cars, what do we need in order to get our cars to run? Yes, very good everyone, we need gas in order to get our cars to run, uh, excuse me, yes Jonathan, what was that? Really Jonathan? Wow, well that’s very interesting, did everyone hear that? Jonathan says that his father’s car runs on biofuel from the leftover fryer oil that he gets from his restaurant. That’s pretty cool Jonathan, thank you for sharing that but you’re getting a little ahead of us because we’ll be getting into alternative fuel a little later in the week. Ok, well I’d say that we’ve scraped the surface enough to be able to bring in and introduce Dara’s father for this month’s career day. Mr. Johnson, please go ahead and come in and everyone give Mr. Johnson a big round of applause.
Hi everybody, My name is Mr. Johnson and I’m Dara’s father. I’m here to talk to you about pipe fabrication. I see that there’s a lot of confused looks on the faces of a lot of you kids out there so I’m going to try and simplify this as much as I can for your tiny, little developing 3rd grade minds. Do you see Mrs. Crackle’s screen saver over there with the never-ending pipe that bends over and over again at a 90 degree angle? That’s kind of what I do for a living. I work for an industrial construction company and my job, as a pipe fitter, is to cut, bend and weld a bunch of different kinds of pipes together so that they can be used to make energy for all of us. Now, I wouldn’t want to discourage any of you little rug rats from going to college, but you can become a pipe fabricator without even having to go to school and you can make pretty good money at it as well. What’s that Mrs. Crackle? Ok, I’m sorry for saying that but it’s the truth.