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MY NASA DATA: Forest Fires DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a problem based learning activity which asks students to utilize NASA data to determine areas at high risk for forest fire development. Students will pretend to be Rangers of the Department of Forestry, and will have to draw conclusions from the data in order to attempt to prevent forest fires. Detailed procedures, materials list, vocabulary linked to an online glossary, and teachers notes are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Credit to author.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-644
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Preston Lewis

Author: Becky Schnekser
Virginia Beach Public Schools