Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H05: Fuel Properties
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):
fuel loading; fuel moisture; fuel properties
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24591

Description

Lesson Overview: Students explore the properties of wildland fuels through reading, a fuel scavenger hunt, and by designing and conducting experiments with fuels.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how fuel properties affect burning.

Objectives:

  • Students can design experiments that test how fuels with contrasting properties burn.
  • Students can apply observations from experiments to explain how wildland fuels with various properties burn.
Online Link(s):
Handout H05-1 (83 KB; pdf)
Handout H05-2 (79 KB; pdf)