Lesson Overview: In this activity, students design and conduct an experiment to investigate how slope and the density of trees (or other kinds of standing fuels) affect fire spread.
Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding of experimental methods and wildland fire spread.
- Students will design a controlled experiment to investigate relationships among slope, stand density, and fire spread.
- Students will write a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, summarize results, and draw conclusions.
- Students will compare their experiment and results to those of their classmates.