H08A: Fire Environment Triangle and Fire Spread: The Match Stick Model*

Lesson Overview


Matchstick Prairie - Introduction to Materials

Supplemental Resources

Matchstick Slope: https://www.frames.gov/documents/fireworks/videos/Matchstick-slope.mp4

Matchstick Stand: https://www.frames.gov/documents/fireworks/videos/Matchstick-stand.mp4

In this module, students will investigate the impact that varying environmental factors can have on fire behavior. Weather conditions, fuel density/availability, and slope/topography combine to affect fire behavior characteristics such as rate of spread and flame height.