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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 5, 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: In this activity, students use a physical model to learn how slope and the density of trees (or other kinds of standing fuels) affect fire spread.

Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding of wildland fire spread in forests and other kinds of standing fuels.

Objectives:

  • Students plan experiments and make observations to investigate the effect of one variable at a time on fire spread.
  • Students use the Fire Triangle (from Unit II) to explain how slope and density of trees (or other standing fuels) affect fire spread.

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Keywords:
  • backing fire
  • crown fire
  • fire spread
  • ground fire
  • head fire
  • slope
  • stand density
  • surface fire
  • topography
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FRAMES Record Number: 25040