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Let's Clear the Air: The Danger of Forest Fire Smoke to Firefighters


This article is from Issue Wildland Fire - Vol. 4 No. 1.

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Meet the scientists that contributed to this article:

"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Life Science
  • People and Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Atmosphere (Educators)
  • Protecting Trees and Other Plants (Students)
  • Vegetation Protection (Fire, Insects, Endangered Species) (Educators)

Regions covered in this article:
  • Southern

"Thinking About Science Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About Science'Themes:
  »  Uses and Benefits of Science

"Thinking About the Environment Themes" covered in this article:

Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Effect of natural disaster on living things
  »  Food for fire

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Uses and Benefits of Science

"Thinking About Environmental Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Effect of natural disaster on living things
  »  Food for fire

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Effect of natural disaster on living things
  • Food for fire

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Personal health (F)
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter (B)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Understandings about science and technology (E)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)

Science Benchmarks covered in this article:
  • Habits of Mind: Critical-Response Skills
  • Historic Perspectives: Understanding Fire
  • The Designed World: Health Technology
  • The Human Organism: Physical Health
  • The Nature of Science: Scientific Inquiry
  • The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise