Students become the teachers at Energy Day at Lakeside School

Students at Lakeside School in Bakersfield learned about science from student "teachers" from Independence High School. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Independence High School students took a turn at being teachers on Wednesday.

Juniors from Independence High’s Energy & Utilities Career Academy went to Lakeside School to teach science to students in second through eighth grade.

The student “teachers” focused on the science of petroleum, wind, solar, hydropower, hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell energy.

“They’re just out here to really get kids excited about science, energy, potential careers that are, you know, abundant in Kern County and just really connect with little kids and get them moving,” Aaron Jacobson, Independence science teacher and coordinator for the Energy Academy, said.

The Independence students worked with mentors from local businesses and their teachers to develop the lessons they shared with the younger students.

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