Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E09: Tree Parts and Fire: The Class Models a Living Tree
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: November 28, 2016
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
bark; fire resilience; trees
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24523

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name the parts of a tree, describe their functions, and explain how some trees can survive fire or reproduce well after fire.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how trees function, how they may be affected by heat from wildland fires, and how they may be able to survive or reproduce well after fire.

Objectives:

  • Students will participate in an exercise where they build a living model of a tree.
  • Students can identify 10 parts of a tree on a diagram.
  • Students can describe how tree parts help trees survive fire or reproduce well after fire.