Oregon Wildfire Mystery

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Forest fires can be devastating to the beautiful woodland around us. How do they start, and what are the best ways to prevent them? Learn about the common ways that fires break out in forest and the most effective ways to keep these areas green.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate the worksheet as a double-sided resource for learners to complete in dry erase marker
  • Include in a unit about forest biomes or fire safety
  • Assign small groups one cause of forest fires each, and encourage them to research and present ways to prevent forest fires 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson was designed for Oregon schools, but is applicable for schools in any state or country when studying forest fires
  • Includes an answer key at the bottom of the first page; consider covering the section up before handing out to your class
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Maze exercise is engaging and fun for learners of all levels
  • Provides several explanations and tips about forest fires
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