This term my Year 5 class had an excursion to Nearer to Nature. We learnt about bush fires with our guide Gillian. We did three experiments and my favourite one was testing if fire travelled faster up-hill or on a flat slope and I learnt that uphill is faster. Gillian also talked about the fire triangle. The three sides are heat, fuel and oxygen. If you take one side of the triangle away, it is impossible to start a fire. We then went for a walk in the bush and we assessed how safe that area was. My group thought it was a medium safe area. The highlight of my day was when fireman Craig came and showed us all the things his fire truck can do. I loved the foam which he sprayed. It looked really cool.
I had a really great day.