Watch Episode Two. If you are unable to view Episode Two in its entirety then students will need to watch the following segments to support their learning experience.
- Minute 1 to 2:30
- Minute 16:57 to 19:20
- Minute 20:40 to 21:51
- Minute 29:48-33:07
As students watch each segment have them stop and answer each of the questions below in their science notebook. Encourage students to add to or modify their thinking after each segment of the episode.
- Deforestation accounts for 20% of the world’s carbon emissions, more than all types of transportation put together. Explain what happens to carbon when the deforestation technique called “slash and burn” is used – a common practice in Indonesia.
- Provide evidence from this episode or from the segments above for how wildland fires, and fires set through slash and burn techniques effect the economy, effect communities, and effect the environment. There are several pieces of evidence for each sector and not all are explicit.
- Explain the science behind “fighting fire with fire”. This saying was used when the Hot Shots were fighting a wildland fire in Superior, MT.