Safety Smart ® Science Fire Recommended for grades 4,5,6,7,8

Bill Nye the Science Guy ignites learning as he shows students how to be Safety Smart around fire. By explaining the science of fire, including the roles heat, fuel and oxygen play, Bill demonstrates how knowledge and awareness provide the opportunities to learn and practice safe behaviors.

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  • Students will be able to understand that fire needs fuel, heat, and oxygen to keep it burning; remove any one of these, and the fire goes out.
  • Students will be able to understand that fire is a chemical reaction.
  • Students will be able to understand that heat is transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation.
  • Students will be able to recall the definition of a flashover.
  • Students will be able to name ways to increase chances of surviving a fire.


National English/Language Arts Standards Met

  • NL-ENG.K-12.3: Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.4: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.6: Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.8: Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.9: Students develop and understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.11: Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.


National Science Standards Met

  • Content Standard B: Physical Science
  • Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives


National Science Standards Met

  • II: Time, Continuity, & Change
  • III: People, Places, & Environments
  • V: Individuals, Groups, & Institutions
  • VI: Power, Authority, & Governance
  • VII: Production, Distribution, & Consumption


DSafety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Firedigital instruction course50m
Crossword Puzzle 15m
Fire Escape Plan 30m
Heat Transfer 15m
Quiz 15m
Three Degrees 30m
a.k.a. Get Down and Get Out 30m
ABCs of Fire Extinguishers 60m


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