Independence High School students will be teaching science to elementary school students in the Lakeside School District on Thursday, November 17 at Lakeside School.
"Students will be teaching lessons they created that focus on wind, solar, hydropower, hydrogen fuel cell, or the science of energy. The activities that Academy students coordinate will engage their 'pupils' on various renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and the overlying concepts of energy," said Aaron Jacobson, Independence High science teacher and coordinator of the school's Energy & Utilities Academy.
The "science teachers" are members of Independence High's Energy & Utilities Career Academy. The students are second through eighth graders who attend Lakeside School at 14535 Old River Road. The lessons will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
"Our students will be using fun, 'hands on' lessons and activities to teach local youth about the world of science and energy," Jacobsen said.
Academy students developed the lessons with guidance from mentors of local businesses and their teachers. The lessons continue the collaboration between Independence High and Lakeside, thanks to the generous support from PG&E's Better Together Program.
The lessons and classroom instruction are part of a community service project expected to get young students excited about science and math fields and teach the high school students the importance of community involvement.