Lesson Overview: Students view a narrated photo presentation that shows wildland fires and some of the plants and animals they are going to learn about. The slides and narrative are at the end of the lesson and on a PowerPoint. During the presentation, students record observations about fire behavior. Afterwards, they compare and contrast the kinds of fire they observed, and they also describe their feelings about wildland fire. The presentation’s narrative is brief because this activity is meant to orient the students and let them express their feelings about fire - not to teach science content.
Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding that wildland fire is a complicated process that has complicated effects and may generate complicated feelings.
- Students can draw different kinds of fire behavior.
- Students can compare and contrast different kinds of fire behavior.
- Students can describe their feelings about wildland fire.