Part 1: Introduction (20 minutes) Students will take notes on the scientists who study fire ecology. Periodically check for understanding using a variety of interactive participation methods such as discussion, think/pair/share, or answer cards.
Discuss with students what is needed for fire? Why aren’t burnable things on fire at any given time? What fuel in fire are we familiar with? Have students come up with their own ideas of what is needed for fire and then as a class organize those ideas into the fire triangle.