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"Miss Frizzle-Frazzel" teaches science to Hattiesburg students

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Lillie Akin-Knighton, also known as "Miss Frizzle-Frazzel," adds chemicals to an experiment during a demonstration at Lillie Burney Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Lillie Akin-Knighton, also known as "Miss Frizzle-Frazzel," adds chemicals to an experiment during a demonstration at Lillie Burney Elementary School Thursday afternoon.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Students at Hattiesburg elementary schools have been learning basic science principles in a new and fun say, thanks to a lady who calls herself "Miss Frizzle-Frazzel." Of course, that's her performance name.

She's actually Lillie Akin-Knighton of Tupelo and she's a chemistry educator and consultant who shares her love of science with kids all over the world.

This week, she's in the Hub City, teaching kids about chemistry and physics and using interactive experiments to help them learn. Today she worked with youngsters at Lillie Burney Elementary School.

"I get an excitement out of seeing learning and when I think that I might have been just a little bit of that learning, well I don't know, it's like some people might take drugs, well I have a great time working with kids," said Akin-Knighton.

"It was a lot of fun, because I learned about most of the experiments and I learned how to do them," said Tarrah Rogers, a 4th grader at the school.

"The rest of my classmates, it was really fun with them, having them to experience stuff like this, learning new stuff in chemistry and science," said Jaquez Andrews, a 5th grade student at the school. 

In two weeks, Akin-Knighton will return to Hattiesburg, to work with teachers on the science curriculum.

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