Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - M12: Tree Parts and Fire: “Working Trees” Jeopardy-Style Game
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: July 26, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
tree survival; trees
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24553

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name the parts of a tree, describe their functions, and describe how some of these plant parts can help the tree survive fire, avoid severe fire, or reproduce after fire.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how trees function and how they may be affected by different kinds of wildland fires.

Objectives: Given a list of tree parts and other terms, students can

  • Describe a tree part, a part of the tree’s environment, and/or a type of fire to the class.
  • Apply the correct term to a definition of a tree part or adaptation to fire in a Jeopardy-style game.
  • Describe how specific tree parts and characteristics enable some trees to avoid, survive, or thrive after surface fire, crown fire, and ground fire.