What Is Fire?

Fire is both dangerous and amazing. Allow your class to gain a more meaningful understanding of this natural phenomenon as they view a short video segment on the chemistry and physics of fire. Pupils learn why a fire burns, how fires spread, how they are extinguished, and much more all in the name of science.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research the importance of fire safety during various outdoor activities that involve flames and/or burning
  • Create or find an activity associated with this topic to demonstrate the concepts discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure all learners understand both the benefits and risks associated with fire before concluding the lesson
Pros

  • Thorough explanation of the concept of fire
  • Encourages expansion of the video into a full lesson and other teacher-led activities
Cons

  • None