Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H01: Introduction to Wildland Fire in the Sierra Nevada
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: August 10, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
ecosystem dynamics; Lassen National Forest; Plumas National Forest; Sierra Nevada; Storrie Fire
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24584

Description

Lesson Overview: Students consider their thoughts and feelings about wildland fire before and after a presentation about wildland fire. Then, using a reading activity, students read and analyze an article about the Storrie Fire of 2000 on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding that wildland fire is a complicated process, has complicated effects, and may generate complicated feelings.

Objectives:

  • Students can use images to make observations and inferences about wildland fire.
  • Students can explain details about the Storrie Fire.