Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H02: The Fire Triangle: Fuel, Heat, and Oxygen
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 11, 2017
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Keyword(s):
chemical changes; combustion; fire triangle; heat; oxygen
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24587

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students explore the shape of the heat plume and the three components of the Fire Triangle. The lesson includes a total of 3 experiments and 1 technical reading activity.

Lesson Goals: Increase students’ understanding of heat transfer and the components of the Fire Triangle. Increase their ability to develop and test hypotheses. Increase their ability to apply their understanding of a concept to real-world question.

Objectives:

  • Students can describe the shape of the heat plume from a fire.
  • Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain why specific fires go out.
  • Students can develop hypotheses, test them, and discuss their results.
  • Students can apply theoretical knowledge to practical technology.
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