Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E03: Making Fires Burn or Go Out 2: Demonstrating the Fire Triangle and Heat Plume
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: June 27, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
CO2 - carbon dioxide; combustion; fire triangle; heat; plumes
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24512

Description

Lesson Overview: This activity contains three demonstrations in which students observe real fires to see how the conceptual model of the Fire Triangle applies to real combustion.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of combustion. Increase their awareness that use of fire requires safe practices and responsible adult supervision.

Objectives:

  • Students can use the Fire Triangle toexplain why lighted matches go out.
  • Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain why it is difficult to light a candle in the presence of a mixture of baking soda and vinegar (or dry ice).