The Fire Triangle


Fire needs three important elements to stay alight. This lesson shows the children how the fire triangle displays these three things clearly and helps us remember them. The lesson can be delivered as a practical session where children can experiment for themselves how to remove each of the three elements from a flame to see what happens. Alternatively, the teacher could demonstrate with a live practical or there are videos available on the linked presentation that can be used instead. The lesson then analyses the practical applications of this knowledge in modern firefighting.

How To Use

By the end of the lesson children should be able to explain the three things a fire needs to burn and how removing any of the three things will extinguish a fire. They will be exceeding expectations if they can apply this knowledge to explain how to put out fires using different methods and equipment.  All the resources needed for this lesson are pinned below. 

'Resource 1' is the presentation to deliver the lesson.

'Resource 2' is a presentation that also includes the instructions for the practical element of the lesson, if students are going to carry out the practical in small groups. 

'Resource 3 and 4' are worksheets to use as part of the lesson.

'Resource 5' is a practical recording sheet to be used as needed.

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