Learning Objectives & Standards
Share the Adventure! Exploring Wildland Fire covers a broad range of topics. Specific Learning Objectives are listed below.
After participating in the broadcast, viewers will be able to:
- Describe three benefits of wildland fire and identify an example of a species that depends on fire.
- Describe the term "prescribed fire" and explain one or more benefits of prescribed fire
- Explain the three components of the fire triangle (fuel, heat, oxygen)
- Describe the variables that determine fire behavior (topography, weather, fuel)
- Identify at least three characteristics of a fire-wise structure or setting
- Describe an example of how communities and government agencies work together to manage fire
- Describe at least one action people can take in their community related to fire management.
- Identify three careers related to fire management.
The broadcast can be aligned with the following National Science Education Standards:
Content Standard B: Physical Science
Properties and changes of properties in matter: The Fire Triangle
Motions and forces: Fire behavior, movement of fire
Content Standard C: Life Science
Regulation and behavior: Fire-dependent species and ecosystems
Populations and ecosystems: Fire-adapted species and ecosystems
Diversity and adaptation of organisms: Fire-adapted species and ecosystems
Matter, energy, and organization of living systems: Recycling of materials in ecosystems; change over time
Content Standard E: Science and Technology
Understanding about science and technology: Relationship between fire science and technology
Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Changes in environments: Natural changes and those influenced by humans
Natural hazards: Wildland fire as a natural occurrence; how human activities can cause wildfires
Risks and benefits: Risks and benefits of wildland fires; social decisions are made based on our understanding of risks and benefits
Science and technology in society: Scientific knowledge of fire affects our understanding, attitudes, behavior, and management decisions.