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Wildfire Simulation
https://wildfire.concord.org/

The Concord Consortium

This is a wildfire simulation with three different zones (plains, mountains, and foothills). The user can change variables to see what happens when they spark a fire.

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Climate Literacy

This Simulation/Interactive builds on the following concepts of Climate Literacy.

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Energy Literacy

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Teachers will need to familiarize themselves with the use of this resource before presenting to the class.
  • The instructor will need to find background content and contextual information and provide it to the students for a deeper learning experience.
  • Students will need support in using the simulation and understanding the importance or effects of the variables.

About the Science

  • This visualization uses a creative way to show wildfire and its interactions with terrain, drought, weather, and mitigation efforts.
  • The wind simulation may be oversimplified but still provides a good simulation.
  • It does not show how the data is generated or where the information is sourced, which would benefit the user.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • This is a really immersive and user-driven interactive simulation, with student-controlled variables.
  • There is no real teacher guidance that shows how to use the simulation, so teachers will need to prepare their own guidance for students.

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