Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E06: Effect of Wind: How Wildland Fires Spread
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 28, 2017
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Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
backing fire; fire spread; head fire; wind
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24518

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students participate in a human model that shows how wind affects fire spread.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of wildland fire spread as affected by weather.

Objectives:

  • Students can participate in a physical model of a forest (or other standing fuels).
  • Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain how wind affects fire spread.
Online Link(s):
E06: Wind - Lesson Plan (147 KB; pdf)