Animals and the Environment (First Step Nonfiction) by Jennifer Boothroyd

By Jennifer Boothroyd

A fascinating examine the ways in which animals engage with humans and vegetation.

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Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 1995. Rivera, Sheila. Forest. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2005. com/ngexplorer/0111/adventures This forest fire website includes photos, videos, and audio clips. com/kids Learn about forests and Smokey Bear, then play forest fire games. htm Learn more about forest fires and how to keep them from happening. 30 Glossary firebreak: a path that is cleared in order to stop a fire. Trees and other things that can burn are taken out of this path. fire season: the time of year when most forest fires happen.

Think about how firefighters put out fires. They remove heat and oxygen by putting water on a fire. They remove fuel by making firebreaks. A fire will go out if one of its parts is removed. OX AT FUEL UEL 28 FOREST FIRE FACTS • Forest fires are dangerous. But they are a natural part of life in the forest. They remove dead trees, leaves, and branches. This makes room for new plants to grow. • Sometimes forest workers set fires on purpose. These fires destroy the fuel that causes big blazes. Workers watch the fires carefully and put them out safely.

Did you know that some forest fires burn underground? This kind of fire is called a ground fire. 29 Further Reading Books Demarest, Chris L. Hotshots! New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003. Erlbach, Arlene. Forest Fires. Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 1995. Rivera, Sheila. Forest. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2005. com/ngexplorer/0111/adventures This forest fire website includes photos, videos, and audio clips. com/kids Learn about forests and Smokey Bear, then play forest fire games.

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