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The Science of Fire with Professor Sparks (FREE)

from FASNY Museum of Firefighting

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Join Professor Sparks in her lab as she and her robot canine companion, Spot 2000, take your
class through concepts such as the elements of fire, heat and fuel sources, chemical reactions,
and much more. This fast pace program with music and sound effects will be an experience
your class will not forget. 


This Distance Learning Program is a part of the education program at the FASNY Museum of
Firefighting. This program will help you and your students explore and learn science concepts
while learning about fire safety. The purpose of this learning program is to raise awareness and
instill understanding of the science of fire, promoting scientific discovery and fire safety and
prevention. By exploring this distance learning segment, you can help your students better
comprehend basic, scientific concepts and the fundamental facts about fire. With this knowledge
your students will have a raised awareness about fire safety. 

For grades 3-4.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00
By Request: $0.00
By Request Premium: $0.00

FREE!



Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, Learning Pod

Minimum participants:

30

Maximum participants:

15


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



Booking Information

Program offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00am EST- 4:00pm EST. Must book program 3 weeks in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the museum a week in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule the program.

About This Provider

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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Hudson, New York
United States

Families, firefighters or history enthusiasts; see past and present-day firefighting come alive and explore the premier collection of firefighting equipment, apparatus, artwork, artifacts and interactive exhibits anywhere.

The Museum’s collection of historic firefighting vehicles and apparatus — from ornate hand-drawn hose carts of the eighteenth century to brawny 1,000-gallon diesel-powered tankers of the 1970s — is unrivaled.

Families can enjoy hands-on interactive exhibits, including the bucket brigade. Students of history can marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of firefighting, amazed by a collection that spans Colonial times through today’s modern America.

Explore the world’s largest and most comprehensive museum dedicated to the history, culture and science of firefighting.

Contact:
Kathy Slade
kathy@fasnyfiremuseum.com
518-822-1875

Program Details

Format

I. The elements needed for fire to ignite and sustain itself.
Key Concepts: Controlling the components of fire can extinguish a fire and reduce the effects of fire and burns.
• Fire facts: To start and sustain a fire, oxygen, fuel, heat and a chemical reaction are needed. Fire cannot exist without all of these elements being present.
Overview of Activities: After a demonstration using a model of the fire triangle and discussion of the necessary conditions for a fire to occur, students will develop an understanding of fire, and an appreciation for preventing fires from starting and an understanding of extinguishing a fire. Students will also develop an understanding that the fuel for fires and oxygen are always present in our homes, so controlling heat is key for fire prevention.

II. Chemical Reactions
Key Concepts: A chemical chain reaction is needed to start a fire and keep it going. By means of demonstration the nature of chemical reactions will be shown.
• A burning fire is a chemical reaction that consumes fuel and oxygen to produce heat and light as byproducts.
Overview of Activities: By means of demonstration students will gain an understanding of the nature of chemical reactions. Students will gain added insight into the nature of fire.

III. Behavior of Smoke
Key Concept: Smoke can be poisonous and can damage eyes and lungs. Smoke rises and leaves a little crawl space near the floor in a burning room. Staying low in smoke while exiting saves lives.
• Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in victims of indoor fires.
Overview of Activities: By means of demonstration students will gain a greater understanding of the behavior of smoke and a raised awareness about fire safety.

Evaluation: Oral Evaluation

Objectives

• After a demonstration using a model of the fire triangle and discussion of the necessary conditions for a fire to occur, students will develop an understanding of fire, and an appreciation for preventing fires from starting and an understanding of extinguishing a fire.

• Students will also develop an understanding that the fuel for fires and oxygen are always present in our homes, so controlling heat is key for fire prevention.

• By means of demonstration students will gain an understanding of the nature of chemical reactions. Students will gain added insight into the nature of fire.

• By means of demonstration students will gain a greater understanding of the behavior of smoke and a raised awareness about fire safety.