We started by watching a short video on youtube about fire safety. It is only about 5 minutes long but gets the main points across and has a cute singing firefly doing the teaching. After we watched the video we discussed the information it presented and analyzed it for better understanding. I asked questions like, "What do you do if you catch on fire?" and "Why do you roll? How does that help?". Then we practiced stop, drop and roll. (I tried to get a picture but was too late. Then she was acting shy and refused but I think you can figure it out. lol). We also did a fun little worksheet I got for free from Teachers Pay Teachers that practices spelling, writing and basic motor skills. I've placed it for you below.
- 3 candles
- spray bottle
- glass jar/cup
- hypothesis worksheet
(I set mine up on a cutting board but you don't have to.)
2. Have a quick discussion about what your child thinks will happen to the three candles under the following conditions:
Candle One: leave alone
Candle Two: place a glass jar over the candle
Candle Three: spray with water
3. Conduct the experiment by implementing the three scenarios listed above. Then discuss the outcome with your child. You can use the following questions.
- Why do you think the first candle went out?
- How did putting the jar over the second candle effect the fire? What does a fire need to exist?
- What did the water do the third candle? Who else uses water to fight fires?
- How does stop, drop and roll relate to the candle experiment?