FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - E09: Tree Parts and Fire
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: December 21, 2017

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  • trees
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Record Last Modified: February 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 25542


Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name many parts of a tree, describe their functions, and explain how some trees can survive fire or reproduce well after fire.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how trees function, how they may be affected by heat from wildland fires, and how they may be able to survive or reproduce well after fire.


  • Students role-play various parts of a tree as they form a living model of a tree.
  • Students can identify at least 10 parts of a tree.
  • Students can describe how some morphological traits help trees survive fire or reproduce well after fire.
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