Lesson Overview: Students use a physical model to learn how slope and the density of trees (or other kinds of standing fuels) affect fire spread.
Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of wildland fire spread in forests and other kinds of standing fuels.
- Students can apply their theoretical understanding of the Fire Triangle (from Unit II) to a physical model of a forest stand.
- Students can understand how slope and density of trees (or other standing fuels) affect fire spread.
- Students can illustrate on a diagram how fire is likely to spread and why.