The Science of Fire

This Flash-based slide-show, targeted towards younger students, demonstrates how fire-dependent ecosystems need periodic fires in order to thrive. It also shows how going too long between periodic fires can cause fuel to build up, threatening a fire so large that it destroys the ecosystem, instead of helping it. These visualizations demonstrate the need for careful fire management.

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This resource is referenced here:Keywords: wildfire, forest fire, visualization, fuel, fire-dependent ecosystems