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.
Boo Bear's fire engine
Boo Bear's building on fire
After watching a Bill Nye Safety Smart video on fire safety, we discussed the three components (fire triangle) of a fire:
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
A few of the links we used: