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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Scorched" - Making "Fireprints"

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Scorched," Charlie and Larry discuss how different arsonists approach fires differently. This means that every fire could be different, not just in terms of the arson method, but in the whole character of the fire. According to Larry, "What we are talking about is a fingerprint for fires," or as Charlie puts it, a "fireprint."

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