We had a quick unit on fire, where we discussed good and bad aspects of fire, primary components of fire, and fire safety. Tater Tot was excited to do a fire drill, getting low and staying low, to avoid smoke, and Boo Bear enjoyed practicing STOP, DROP and ROLL.
Fire Safety Board
Home Fire Escape Plan
Only one of the many library books we looked at. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember to take pictures this time before returning them to the library.
Alex’s fire engine
Alex’s building on fire
Fire is a chemical reaction. If you take away any of these aspects, a fire can not survive.
So, to stop a fire, you suffocate it (takes away oxygen), douse it (takes away heat), or spread it (takes away fuel).
We also discussed that fuel is always a gas at the time it burns, regardless of what state it begins (gas, liquid or solid).
We also discussed the basic differences between the following:
- conduction – heating of an object that is then used to heat something else
- radiation – heat rays (like with a heat lamp)
- convection – rising hot air