Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

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How many ways to you know to start a fire? The video offers instructions for starting a fire without a match, lighter, or magnifying glass. As a resourceful option, it focuses on a method using a sandwich bag, water, and the sun to heat up dry vegetation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Attempt starting a small controlled fire outside with safety equipment available
  • Discuss when this would be needed and why it is important to start a fire before dark
Classroom Considerations
  • Review all safety rules for fire and remind pupils not to try this at home
Pros
  • Highlights the power of the sun and one way to harness it
  • Requires very little class time, so it makes a great supplement to your lesson
Cons
  • None