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View Resource FAO Forestry: Country Information

This Web site from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization provides a vast amount of information on forestry and the state of the world's forests. Users can navigate through a forest cover map to select a country of interest. A report including geographic description, forest cover, ecological zones, and forest fire statistics is provided for each nation, along with forest management...

View Resource Global Fire Monitoring

This site from NASA's Earth Observatory discusses the importance of fires, trace gases emissions, aerosol emissions, and NASA and NOAA missions for monitoring global fires. Case studies and data sets are also available.

View Resource How Might a Scientist Investigate Annual Patterns of Fires?

This site, part of Exploring Earth Investigation by McDougal Littell and TERC, examines the scientific investigation of annual fire patterns. The investigations "were designed to build students' knowledge of Earth Science concepts?and to raise student awareness of Earth as a system of interconnected components and processes." Here, visitors will find information about fire science and the c...

View Resource Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

This site, from the Canadian Forest Service, provides information about forest fires in Canada including weekly fire statistics, fire research, daily fire maps, a fire database, and more. Visitors can also see satellite-detected hotspots in Canada and the northern U.S. The Forest Fire Facts and Questions contains a number of interesting general facts about forest fires in Canada.

View Resource Forest Fires

This site, from DiscoverySchool.com, contains a lesson plan on forest fire ecology for grade levels 9-12. The objectives of the lesson are that students will understand: 1) the benefits and problems associated with fire, and 2) the role that fire plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems. The lesson spans two class periods and the site provides a list of materials needed, discussion questions,...

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