A complete language arts and science curriculum for grades 6–8.
Students take on the role of forensic investigators in this program designed for the science/Earth science classroom. The program will reinforce critical thinking, speaking & writing, scientific inquiry, collaborative learning, and research skills in language arts, social studies, science & technical subjects, and health/safety.
These materials were created in 2007 and linked to the appropriate national education standards, Core Curriculum standards and North American Association of Environmental Education standards at the time of their development. Those standards may have changed, but the learning objectives remain the same, as outlined here.
Educator & Activity Guides
Introduction to program objectives and components, along with activities for learning about wildfire and prevention methods.
Digital Whiteboard Activities
The Science Challenge and Training Course provide exciting interactive challenges to students that simultaneously educate them about how a wildfire starts, prevention, and firefighting tactics.
Poster (Detective Skills Test)
Challenges students to test their Wildfire Detective Skills with three outdoor scenes depicting various wildfire dangers.
Colorful page with links students can use to find more activities and information.
Additional Activities and Resources
Smokey Campfire Safety Checklist
Smokey Bear Activity Book
Various wildfire learning materials.
Smokey Bear Kids’ Poster
Full-color poster perfect for the classroom.