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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 12, 2017
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Lesson Overview: This activity contains three demonstrations in which students observe real fires to see how the conceptual model of the Fire Triangle applies to real combustion.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of combustion. Increase their awareness that use of fire requires safe practices and responsible adult supervision.

Objectives:

  • Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain why lighted matches go out.
  • Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain why it is difficult to light a candle in the presence of a mixture of baking soda and vinegar (or dry ice).

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Keywords:
  • CO2 - carbon dioxide
  • fire triangle
  • heat
  • plume
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FRAMES Record Number: 25023