In this activity, students investigate different ways of extinguishing fire and how this is related to their knowledge of the fire triangle and fire chemistry.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand the 3 aspects of the fire triangle – heat, oxygen and fuel
  • understand that one of the items of the triangle needs to be removed to extinguish a fire.
  • understand that extinguishing a fire also occurs by adding gases or chemicals that will interfere with the combustion process.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • discussion questions.

 

    Published 18 November 2009