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Fire Lab Data Analysis: Teacher Guide

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Fire Lab Data Analysis Teacher Guide (pdf, 1 MB)

This teacher guide supports teachers in facilitating a 5E investigation where students analyze data from two burns in the Fire Safety Research Institute's lab. Students will make conclusions about the impact of ventilation on a fire. Students will present their ideas about why this understanding is critical for both firefighters and the women and men investigating the fire’s origin and cause.


Organizing and understanding data is a critical skill for students in the 21st century. It is also a critical skill for researchers. Knowing how to interpret data from the fire lab helps prepare fire fighters to be more safe attacking fires and for fire investigators to read the evidence left behind in a burn scene.


  • What does the fire lab data tell us about a fire?

Problem to be solved

  • Fire investigators must understand the effect of ventilation on a fire and what happens when a door or window is left open during a fire.

Be sure to explore the video showing results of how ventilation can impact a burn and the student guide that supports analyzing data from ventilated and ventilation limited fires.

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