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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: July 26, 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 a model landscape to investigate the relationships among fuels, topography, weather, and fire spread.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how fuels, weather, and topography affect fire behavior in wildlands.

Objectives:

  • Students can design a model of a landscape to investigate the relationships among fuels, topography, weather, and fire spread.
  • Students can write a newspaper article describing how the components of the Fire Environment Triangle influenced fire spread.
Online Link(s):
Handout H08B-1 (69 KB; pdf)
Handout H08B-2 (167 KB; pdf)
Handout H08B-3 (79 KB; pdf)

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  • topography
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Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 56261