Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H06: Pyrolysis
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):
ash; cellulose; charcoal; pyrolysis
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24592

Description

Lesson Overview: Students learn the steps of combustion and pyrolysis through videos, class discussions, and an optional activity.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of the combustion process.

Objectives:

  • Students can explain the steps necessary for fuels to combust.
  • Students can explain that gaseous, pyrolyzed molecules (pyrolysates) are the source of the flames from combustion.
Online Link(s):
Handout H06-1 (85 KB; pdf)