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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Scorched" - Power of Powers

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Scorched," Charlie explains that when fires are investigated, the investigators study several elements that come together and form a signature for the fire. But unlike a handwritten signature, the elements of a fire's signature are more general and less individually specific. Elements like scorch marks and gasoline remnants are two different characteristics of an arson-caused fire the fire either exhibits the characteristic or it does not.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.