Modeling Forest Fires Using Probability
Students explore forestry. They discuss creating fire breaks to control forest fires. Students create models to determine the best way to manage forest fires. They discuss current techniques of forest management.
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The Networked Beauty of Forests
Forests are like Facebook, a social network of trees and other organisms that support and provide for each other. Professor Suzanne Simard describes how forests are wired for healing, but that they need our help. This video would be a...
7 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Natural Selection: Natural Disasters
Can natural disasters alter natural selection? The interactive explores this concept with mice living through a forest fire. As the environment changes, the camouflage also changes. How does this one disaster impact future generations?
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Taking a Stand: Pros and Cons of Forest Fires
Students explore the pros and cons of forest fires. In this science lesson, students research the ecological implications of forest fires. Students record their findings in journals and compose a persuasive e-mail to government officials.
7th - 10th Science