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Fire Triangle Lesson Plan (2 of 6)
Author: Brittany Ciancarelli; Modified from “Investigating Fire Ecology in Ponderosa Pine Forests: A Field Guide for Sixth Grade Teachers” Published by the NPS Parks as Classrooms program. www.nps.gov/band.
Grade Level: 7th Grade
Standards: Aligned to Arizona State Science Standards (Grade 7)
-Grade 7, Strand 3, Concept 1, and Strand4, Concept 3: How can we interact better with our environment?
-C4PO5: Predict how environmental factors affect survival rates in living organisms.
Goals:SWBAT create a model describing the 3 essential elements of the flame, wildfire, and fire regime triangles.
-Candle, matches, glass to fit over candle, markers/crayons/colored pencils (pick one), rulers, popsicle sticks or 3 different size sheets of paper (so one will fit inside the other when shaped like a triangle.
* Powerpoint can be found on the website referenced in upper-right hand corner of this lesson.
Set-Up Make enough copies for all students of the Pre/Post Fire Survey, Student Handout 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Set-up computer and projector to display powerpoint presentation.
Prepare space to do fire triangle candle demonstration that is visible to all students, but safe for a few brief moments of open flame.