Outdoor Education Fire
- Outdoor Education Fire
Being in control of fire is an important point in human development. Our Ancestors ability to master fire was an important turning point for the cultural aspect of human evolution. Homo erectus is the first human being to was proven to master fire, about 400.000 years ago. The fire revolutionized the cooking and protected them from the weather and allowed our ancestors to move to colder regions.
In this session we will explore how our ancestors mastered Fire,
As a group will start with a discussion about the three elements that are needed to make Fire (The Fire Triangle).
We will experiment with different sources of ignition to make fire,
We will examine the Properties of the materials that are being used.
You will take moisture measurements of the materials and take temperature readings at key points and record the data.