Fire

We had a quick unit on fire, where we discussed good and bad aspects of fire, primary components of fire, and fire safety.  Tater Tot was excited to do a fire drill, getting low and staying low, to avoid smoke, and Boo Bear enjoyed practicing STOP, DROP and ROLL.

Fire Safety Board

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Home Fire Escape Plan

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Lunch!

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Only one of the many library books we looked at.  Unfortunately, I didn’t remember to take pictures this time before returning them to the library.

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Alex’s fire engine

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Alex’s building on fire

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After watching a Bill Nye Safety Smart video on fire safety, we discussed the three components (fire triangle) of a fire:
  1. heat
  2. fuel
  3. oxygen

Fire is a chemical reaction.  If you take away any of these aspects, a fire can not survive.

So, to stop a fire, you suffocate it (takes away oxygen), douse it (takes away heat), or spread it (takes away fuel).

We also discussed that fuel is always a gas at the time it burns, regardless of what state it begins (gas, liquid or solid).

We also discussed the basic differences between the following:

  • conduction – heating of an object that is then used to heat something else
  • radiation – heat rays (like with a heat lamp)
  • convection – rising hot air
A few of the links we used:

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