Phonemic Awareness is when you teach Letter Sounds without referring to letter symbols. Phonemic Awareness is audio exercises of hearing sounds in words.
For example, if someone said asked what sound does dog, dirt, and dad have in common? The answer would be “dah”
Phonics is when you teach the letter symbols injunction with the Letter Sounds.
For example, if someone asked what letter makes the sound “dah?” The Letter D is the answer.