The classroom looks a little different this year at Chinook Elementary, but the new social distancing requirements aren’t keeping these sixth-graders from learning, or taking field trips, even if done virtually. Meteorologist Melissa Frey got to stop by the zoom screens of the 6th-grade classes for a tour of Alaska’s News Source studios, and for a quick lesson on meteorology.
The 6th-grade earth science classes at Nikiski Middle-High School just kicked off a month of learning about weather and climate. They can already identify different types of clouds, but in this week’s Weather Lab, Meteorologist Melissa Frey showed them what it takes to forecast how the clouds will change, and where they’re headed.
In this week’s weather lab the third-grade student at Bear Valley Elementary School took a virtual field trip to the Alaska’s News Source studios. They are studying meteorology this year, including different types of clouds, states of matter, and natural disasters.
They may only be in eighth grade, but these students at Grace Christian school are already thinking about what they may want to be when they grow up!In their careers class, the students get the opportunity to interview people in different professions. Students were eager to learn more about what it’s like to work as a meteorologist from Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey.
Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by their zoom to teach them the science behind this powerful, yet invisible force. Knowing that wind can both cause major damage and can also be turned into energy these students were curious about the power of wind.
Each week a school learning about meteorology in Alaska will be highlighted on CBS 5 and on Channel 2, and meteorologists from Alaska’s Weather Source will answer their Weather Lab question of the week.