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How Might a Scientist Investigate Annual Patterns of Fires?

How Might a Scientist Investigate Annual Patterns of Fires?

This site, part of Exploring Earth Investigation by McDougal Littell and TERC, examines the scientific investigation of annual fire patterns. The investigations "were designed to build students' knowledge of Earth Science concepts�and to raise student awareness of Earth as a system of interconnected components and processes." Here, visitors will find information about fire science and the conditions that affect the likelihood of fires developing, such as temperature, greenness, humidity, live moisture, and wind speeds. Many sections of the site include illustrations and discussion questions to help illuminate the topics covered by asking students to analyze fire risk in their own state. The last section is followed by links to related resources. This is an excellent site for any Earth Science classroom as an introductory fire science lecture or as an out-of-class exploration for students.


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