Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sagebrush Ecosystem - M07: Fuel Properties: The Campfire Challenge
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
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Date Created: 2018
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Keyword(s):
  • fire ignition
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel properties
  • ground fire
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Record Last Modified: November 18, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 25850

Description

Overview: In this lesson, students explore how different properties of fuels affect fire behavior - especially how easy or difficult it is to ignite fires and how long they are likely to burn. Students consider various combinations of fuels (“fuel recipes”), predict how they will burn, and test their hypotheses by building safe “camp fires.”

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of fuel properties, ignition, and fire duration in wildland fuels

Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of how fuel properties influence fire behavior.
  • Students will select and arrange fuels that will be easy to ignite and burn a relatively long time.