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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: June 8, 2018
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Courtney A. Johnson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Lesson Overview: Students use an experiment, a PowerPoint presentation, and a technical article to explore how the Fire Triangle relates to the chemical equation (model) for combustion and the carbon cycle.

Lesson Goals: Increase students’ understanding of combustion and the connections between combustion and the carbon cycle.

Objectives:

  • Students can explain that combustion produces water, carbon dioxide, heat, and light.
  • Students can explain how forests and wildland fire store and release carbon, and how this process is related to fire.

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Keywords:
  • carbon cycle
  • combustion
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Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 56024