FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - E01: Visiting Wildland Fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains and North Cascades
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: October 5, 2017

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  • wildland fire
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Record Last Modified: April 6, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 25021


Lesson Overview: Students view a narrated photo presentation that shows wildland fires and some of the plants and animals they are going to learn about in this curriculum. The photos and narrative are in a PowerPoint presentation, also shown at the end of this lesson. During the presentation, students record their observations about fire behavior. Afterwards, they discuss their observations and feelings about the presentation. The presentation’s narrative is brief because this activity is meant to orient the students and let them express their feelings about fire-not to teach science content.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding that wildland fire is a complicated process that can benefit ecosystems.


  • Students can draw different kinds of fire behavior.
  • Students can write about similarities and differences among kinds of fire behavior.
  • Students can describe their feelings about wildland fire.