Overview: Students view an animated, narrated presentation of the The Storrie Story. They participate in the presentation by contributing sound effects on cues. The Storrie Story describes the Storrie Fire of 2000 in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests and succession after fire. It covers forest communities and wildlife that occur in Sierra Nevada lower and upper montane forests.
Note: The Storrie Story has 5 chapters. You may want to spread the activity out over several days, presenting 1-2 chapters each day.
Goal: Increase student understanding of the many kinds of changes that occur in forest communities over time- with and without fire.
- Students can listen to and learn about how fires affect the plants and animals that live in Sierra Nevada forests, and about how forests change over time.
- Students can participate in a listening activity by providing appropriate sound effects on cue.
- Students can write about or illustrate different types of fire and the responses of various organisms to fire.