Wildfires

  • Exploratory Opener

    Fight the Fire

    This free app allows students to interact in a simulation where they must fly over the forest and try to put out as many fires as they can. Educational facts about wildfires are included in the simulation.

    Why do you think most wildfires are fought with the help of helicopters?

    What factors make it difficult to put out a wildfire?

    What other resources could be used to fight wildfires?

  • eBooks

     

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    Rowell, Rebecca. Wildfires. Abdo Publishing, 2014. EBSCOhost, Web. 19 Oct. 2018.

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    Armentrout, David, and Patricia Armentrout. Fires. Rourke Educational Media, 2007. EBSCOhost, Web. 19 Oct. 2018.

  • Digital Resource Articles

      

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    Wildfires” Science. Capstone, PebbleGo 2017. Web. 20 Oct 2018

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    "Wildland fire." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 11 Aug. 2018.  Accessed 19 Oct. 2018.

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    Phelan, Glen. "Wildfire." National Geographic Explorer!, May. 2014, pp. 2+. SIRS Discoverer, Web. Accessed 19 Oct. 2018.

     

  • Videos

     

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    Wildfire Safety.” Discovery Education, Metstorm, 2016, Web. Accessed 19 Oct. 2018.

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    Ontario Revealed: Wildfire.” Discovery Education, Discovery Channel, 2013, Accessed 19 Oct. 2018.

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  • Websites

     

    American Red Cross

    "Wildfire Preparedness." American Red Cross, 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2018.

      

    Weather Wiz Kids

    Wicker, Crystal. "Wildfires." Weather Wiz Kids: Weather Information for Kids. Web. 18 Oct. 2018.

     

    FEMA

    "Wildfires." Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 9 Apr. 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2018.