Spark to Flame: The Fantastic Force of Fire

Harnessing the power of fire was a turning point in the development of the human species, propelling us out of the stone age and towards a modern future. In fact, scientists believe that our ability to use fire to cook food is what led to the advanced development of our brains, because the cooked food provided early humans with additional nutrients that promoted brain growth! This week, we will learn all about how our early ancestors may have first discovered fire and how they started to learn how to use it to their advantage. We will also look at fire’s role in nature, and its benefits and challenges to ecosystems. Then, after learning the fire tetrahedron and discussing fire safety, it’s time to conduct some awesome explosive