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grades 4-8

Bill Nye the Science Guy ignites learning as he shows students how to be Safety Smart around fire.

Available en Español

AS a UL Safety ambassador, health world CAN provide THIS program free of charge thanks to the generous support of underwriters laboratories (UL).


  • 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 Social Studies Standards Met

  • II: Time, Continuity, & Change

  • III: People, Places, & Environments

  • V: Individuals, Groups, & Institutions

  • VI: Power, Authority, & Governance

  • VII: Production, Distribution, & Consumption

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