Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Environmental Science, Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Climate Science, ClimeTime, Forestry, Middle School Science, Wildfire
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

PEI SOLS MS Fire: Forest Management

PEI SOLS MS Fire: Forest Management

Overview

Wildfires are a contributing factor to greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists estimate that wildfires emitted 8 billion tons of CO2 per year for the past 20 years. Wildfires have risks and benefits that humans are impacted by. In this storyline, students will learn about the risks and benefits of wildfires, the science behind how fire occurs and the conditions that make a fire catastrophic. Students will evaluate local/regional fires to determine how human activities contribute to wildfires. Students will research how forest management decisions are made to decrease the negative impacts of wildfires and to decrease the amount of CO2 that is emitted from those fires.