Where Growth Meets Growth

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/where-growth-meets-growth
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Susan Hurstcalderone
Summary:One of the issues surrounding wildland fires involves areas where uncontrolled urban growth meets uncontrolled vegetative growth. People who live in these areas should take extra precautions to limit the effects of any nearby wildland fire that might occur. Students will take on the role of Fire Marshal for a house that requires a safety evaluation. The students are to identify the risk factors surrounding a wildland area. The students choose locations within the picture that are prone to fire risk and make arguments as to why those places are at risk.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.B; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Structure and function
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth science week; environment; hazards; high school; middle school; natural hazards; natural resources
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