The third- and fourth-grade students at Northwood Elementary School are learning about the weather as part of their STEM curriculum this year.  

Many of these students are familiar with the harsh winds and quick temperature changes of western Alaska with students representing Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome and Unalakleet.

Chief meteorologist Melissa Frey gave them a lesson on how she forecasts the weather and how temperature changes across Alaska and the rest of the globe is what drives our winds and most of our weather!

KTVA partners with area schools to give students a hands-on STEM learning opportunity through lessons on meteorology. If you would like one of our meteorologists to visit your school or community group, email the KTVA Weather Team at

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