Smokey Bear: Smokey’s Wildfire Prevention Detectives (Middle School)

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.

Activity Guide: English (Color PDF, 6 pages) | Spanish (Color PDF, 4 pages)

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.

Please note, you will need Flash Player  to access:
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Poster (Detective Skills Test)

Challenges students to test their Wildfire Detective Skills with three outdoor scenes depicting various wildfire dangers.

Color PDF (1 page)

Activity Resources

Colorful page with links students can use to find more activities and information.

Color PDF (1 page)

Additional Activities and Resources

Smokey Campfire Safety Checklist

English (Color PDF, 2 pages) | Spanish (Color PDF, 2 pages)

Smokey Bear Activity Book

Various wildfire learning materials.

B&W PDF (3 pages)

Smokey Bear Kids’ Poster

Full-color poster perfect for the classroom.

Color PDF (1 page)


Science Topics
Natural Disasters, Wildfires
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Descriptions of PDFs

Educator & Activity Guide – Introduction to program objectives and components, along with activities for learning about wildfire and prevention methods.

Poster (Detective Skills Test) – Challenges students to test their Wildfire Detective Skills with three outdoor scenes depicting various wildfire dangers.

Activity Resources – Colorful page with links students can use to find more activities and information.

Smokey Campfire Safety Checklist

Smokey Bear Activity Book – Various wildfire learning materials.

Smokey Bear Kids’ Poster – Full-color poster perfect for the classroom.

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