FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - M04: What Makes Fires Burn? The Fire Triangle 2 - Oxygen
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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  • fire triangle
  • oxygen
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Record Last Modified: February 10, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 25039


Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn more about the Fire Triangle and further test it experimentally. We describe 2 options for doing the experiment: Option 1 uses vinegar and baking soda; Option 2 uses dry ice.

Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding of combustion and the Fire Triangle model.

Objective: Students can use the Fire Triangle to explain why various techniques work to stop fires.

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