Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E12: Buried Treasure: Underground Parts that Help Plants Survive Fire
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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Keyword(s):
post-fire survival; topkill
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24526

Description

Lesson Overview: Students look at specimens of 9 plant species- grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees- and examine their underground parts. They learn how these parts enable the plants to survive and/or thrive after fire.

Lesson Goal: To increase students’ understanding that many plants have underground parts that enable them to survive wildland fire and/or reproduce successfully after fire.

Objective: Given an opportunity to study, draw, and discuss the underground parts of botanical specimens:

  • Students can draw an imaginary plant that contains at least two kinds of underground parts that enable it to survive wildland fire and/or reproduce afterward.
  • Students can explain how the underground parts of their imaginary plants allow them to survive fire or reproduce afterward.
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