Fighting Fire with STEM



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Students will analyze different types of fabrics commonly used in the production of everyday items. Then students will analyze the physical properties of the fabrics and will predict the fabric’s behavior during and after combustion. They will also compare their prediction to the actual process after watching a video. Lastly, they will prepare a presentation to explain the reason why certain fabrics burn in a certain way due to their structure.

Publication Date

Fall 2023


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Science and Mathematics Education

3. Fire Forensics

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