For this lesson each student will need a Science Notebook. You will need Internet access for every student or pair of students so they can read the articles and analyze the data.
Sites to access:
- ‘A reason the schools survived:’ Campuses feared lost in Black Forest fire are largely unscathed
(Colorado Springs Gazette)
- NASA Earth Observatory: Aftermath of Colorado’s Most Destructive Wildfire
Optional: Print a copy of The Gazette’s story.
For the “Explain” activity, students will also need a set of temperature and precipitation graphs, found on pages 10 & 11 of the PDF Lesson Plan.