Lesson Overview: Students view a narrated photo presentation that shows wildland fires and some of the plants and animals they are going to learn about. The photos and narrative are at the end of the lesson and on a PowerPoint. During the presentation, students record their observations about fire behavior. Afterwards, they discuss their observations and feelings about the presentation. The presentation’s narrative is brief because this activity is meant to orient the students and let them express their feelings about fire - not to teach science content.
Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding that wildland fire is a complicated process that can benefit ecosystems.
• Students can draw different kinds of fire behavior.
• Students can write about similarities and differences among kinds of fire behavior.
• Students can describe their feelings about wildland fire.