This module is designed to provide students with the understanding of fire, fire dynamics, and fire behavior so that they can read a fire scene and build a claim for the fire’s location of origin and cause.
The videos and interactive investigations within the Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence module are designed to be applicable in a whole-class or for students to engage with independently. Classroom investigations, including detailed teacher guides and student pages, provide opportunities to deepen student understandings through hands-on experiences with the principles of fire introduced in the module, along with practice building claims from evidence gathered through observations and measurement.
The course is designed to be presented as part of a middle-school science curriculum and includes a teacher guide and investigative handbook for students.
The teacher guide includes a discussion on how the course aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards.