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FireWorks Sierra Nevada Trunks of Materials

Items needed for complete trunks for the Sierra Nevada Curricula. Not all items or quantities are needed for each level (elementary, middle, high).

FireWorks Trunk Items for Sierra Nevada Quantity Notes
Posters
Fire Triangle Poster 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website 
Fire Environment Poster 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website
FireWorks Safety Poster 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website 
Tree Increment Cores Data from a Soda
Straw Poster
1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website 
Life Size Fire Scar Poster 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website
Story Time Characters Key Poster 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website
Set of Tree Cookie Posters 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website
Set of Increment Core Posters 1 Can download/print from flash
drive/website
Other Items
spray Bottle 4 Purchase
ruler 12 Purchase
metal tray (i.e., cookie sheet) 4 Purchase 
ashtray 4 Purchase
votive candles 12 Purchase
safety goggles 4 Purchase
oven mitt 4 Purchase
support stand (if you don't intend to do tinker trees,
you can buy a chemistry support stand, if you are
going to do tinker trees, you will need to buy square
posts to punch holes through and a base for
the posts to screw into)
4 Purchase/Make
metal rod with alligator clips at each end 4 Purchase
clamp 4 Purchase
segments of wire rod (for tinker trees) ~50 Purchase and cut
empty round coffee can, paint can, or round
oatmeal box (for insulation activity)
1 Purchase
insulation materials (1 thin, 1 w/ 5 layers batting,
1 w/ 10 layers batting)
1 Purchase/Make
small whisk broom 1 Purchase
~3" diameter rings  2 Purchase
fence-post caps 2 Purchase
1-qt freezer container 8 Purchase
Digital thermometer with thermocouple wire 1 Purchase
measuring tape 1 Purchase
hair dryer 1 Purchase 
9” diameter aluminum pie tin with tilted edges 4 Purchase
hand lenses 2 Purchase
Buried Treasures Box (10 plant specimens)  1 Collect locally
Local scarred tree cookie  1 Collect locally
One knobcone pine cone  1 Collect locally
Cookie book for tree cookie posters* 1 Can download from flash
drive/website
The Storrie Fire Story* 1 Can download from flash
drive/website 
FireWorks Encyclopedia (younger grades)* 1 Can download from flash
drive/website 
FireWorks Encyclopedia (older grades)* 1 Can download from flash
drive/website 
Matchstick forest kit, includes:
Masonite Boards 4 Make
Nuts 4 Purchase
small bolts 4 Purchase 
medium bolts 4 Purchase 
long bolts 4 Purchase 
small nail 4 Purchase 
Campfire challenge fuels, includes:
dead conifer needles bunch Collect locally 
small twigs (about 0.5 centimeter in diameter or less)  bunch  Collect locally 
large sticks (about 3 centimeters in diameter)  bunch  Collect locally 
green conifer needles  bunch  Collect locally just before doing
campfire challenge 
Duff (use peat moss)  bunch Purchase 
Mystery trees box, includes:
Tree bark/trunk specimen  12 species  Collect locally 
Cone/flower specimen  12 species  Collect locally 
Pressed foliage specimen  12 species Collect locally 
Tree Photo Packet (for middle school)* 12 species Can download from flash
drive/website
Tree Photo Packet (for high school)* 12 species Can download from flash
drive/website

*We recommend storing these documents in sheet protectors within a binder so they can be reused.

 

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