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Middle School Resources

Smokey’s Wildfire Prevention Detectives

A complete language arts and science curriculum for grades 6–8. Students take on the role of forensic investigators in this program designed for the science/Earth science classroom. The program will reinforce critical thinking, speaking & writing, scientific inquiry, collaborative learning, and research skills in language arts, social studies, science & technical subjects, and health/safety.

These materials were created in 2007 and linked to the appropriate national education standards, Core Curriculum standards and North American Association of Environmental Education standards at the time of their development. Those standards may have changed, but the learning objectives remain the same, as outlined here.

Educator & Activity Guides

Introduction to program objectives and components, along with activities for learning about wildfire and prevention methods.

Activity Guide: English (Color PDF, 6 pages) | Spanish (Color PDF, 4 pages)

Digital Whiteboard Activities

The Science Challenge and Training Course provide exciting interactive challenges to students that simultaneously educate them about how a wildfire starts, prevention, and firefighting tactics.

Please note, you will need Flash Player  to access:
ymiclassroom.com

Poster (Detective Skills Test)

Challenges students to test their Wildfire Detective Skills with three outdoor scenes depicting various wildfire dangers.

Color PDF (1 page)

Activity Resources

Colorful page with links students can use to find more activities and information.

Color PDF (1 page)

Additional Activities and Resources

Smokey Campfire Safety Checklist

English (Color PDF, 2 pages) | Spanish (Color PDF, 2 pages)

Smokey Bear Activity Book

Various wildfire learning materials.

B&W PDF (3 pages)

Smokey Bear Kids' Poster

Full-color poster perfect for the classroom.

Color PDF (1 page)

Wildland Fire Communicator's Guide

Educate yourself with this detailed & deeply informative guide on the science and ecology of wildfires. Published by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

nifc.gov

More Smokey Education Materials and Resources for Purchase

Visit the US Forest Service National Symbols Cache to purchase Smokey Bear wildfire prevention materials for your classroom. The site also contains Woodsy Owl conservation education materials.

National Symbols Cache

Additional wildfire prevention educational materials and products are available in the National Association of State Foresters store.

National Association of State Foresters