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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 13, 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: Students will learn that trees can sometimes survive fire. They will create a human model that demonstrates how trees survive fire and how fire scars form. Then they will describe the fire history of cross sections (“tree cookies”) from fire -scarred trees.

Lesson Goal: To increase students' understanding of how trees can survive fires, that some trees survive many fires, and that there can be a lot of variety in the fire scar record among trees within a forest.

Objectives:

  • Students can identify a fire scar on a tree cookie.
  • Students can recognize variety in trees’ fire histories give some reasons for variation.
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Keywords:
  • catface
  • fire scars
  • trees
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FRAMES Record Number: 25032