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.
- 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.