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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: 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

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Keywords:
  • fire spread
  • slope
  • tree density
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FRAMES Record Number: 56029