FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - M12: Tree Parts and Fire: “Working Trees” Jeopardy-style Game
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: February 14, 2018

Cataloging Information

  • fire survival
  • trees
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Record Last Modified: February 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 25761


Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name the parts of a tree, describe their functions, and describe how some of these plant parts can help the tree survive fire, avoid the effects of severe fire, or reproduce after fire.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how tree s function and how they are affected by different kinds of wildland fires.

Objectives: Given a list of tree parts and other terms, students can:

  • Describe a tree part, a part of the tree’s environment, and/or a type of fire to the class.
  • Apply the correct term to a definition of a tree part or adaptation to fire in a Jeopardy-style game.
  • Describe how specific tree parts and characteristics enable some trees to avoid, survive, or thrive after surface fire, crown fire, and ground fire.