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 this presentation that can be used instead. The lesson then analyses the practical applications of this knowledge in modern firefighting.

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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.  There are other resources pinned to this presentation that will help to deliver this lesson successfully.  Below, under 'Resource 1' and 'Resource 2' are worksheets that provide different levels of challenge; 'Resource 2' is the more challenging of the two.  If you wish to run this lesson as a practical, there is a presentation and a practical worksheet in 'Related resources' that can be used.

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