Students teaching students at MSHS

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Students in Cheryl Hansen-Pigoni’s fifth grade class at Sisson School visited Mount Shasta High School last week for some hands-on lessons.

Sisson teacher Cheryl Hansen Pigoni‘s fifth grade class had the opportunity to visit Donna Chapman‘s advanced placement science class for hands-on science learning last week.

“This is a great experience for my students, as well as the fifth graders. My students used their knowledge in biology to teach the younger students learn new things,” said MSHS science teacher Donna Chapman.

“I was so pleased to watch many of my prior students inspire my current students with strong, knowledge based activities. Learning was strong for both groups while having fun,” said Sisson eighth grade teacher Cheryl Hansen-Pigoni.

The advanced placement science students created five interactive centers based on our fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards: protist lab, fatigue lab, flubber lab, blood lab, and cell lab.

“Watching the kids have fun while learning science is absolutely amazing,” said MSHS student Miranda Connelly.

“It was really fun to watch the kids learn and use problem-solving skills,” added Darian DeBortoli.

“This opportunity for our younger and older students to learn together is wonderful! For our high school students, teaching is the highest form of learning. Our younger students got to see the exciting science opportunities that are only a few years away,” said MSHS principal Sati Shah.