Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H03: The Fire Triangle, Combustion, and the Carbon Cycle
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
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
C - carbon; carbon cycle; CO2 - carbon dioxide; combustion; fire triangle; photosynthesis
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24589

Description

Lesson Overview: Students use an experiment, a PowerPoint presentation, and a technical article to explore how the Fire Triangle relates to the chemical equation (model) for combustion and the carbon cycle.

Lesson Goals: Increase students’ understanding of combustion and the connections between combustion and the carbon cycle.

Objectives:

  • Students can explain that combustion produces water, carbon dioxide, heat, and light.
  • Students can explain how forests and wildland fire store and release carbon, and how this process is related to fire.