Kitchen Fire Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

The kitchen can be a place for creativity in cooking or the start of a disastrous fire. Your students will learn kitchen fire safety tips as they read and discuss the tips and create a kitchen fire safety plan for their families.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe kitchen fire safety tips
  • Explain the steps to take if a kitchen fire occurs

Length

1-1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Materials

  • Projector
  • Transparency of vocabulary list
  • Transparency of kitchen fire safety tips (you can do a quick search to find this online)
  • Copies of the kitchen fire safety tips (enough for each student)
  • Plastic sleeves for the safety tips and the kitchen fire safety plan
  • Printer paper

Vocabulary

  • gas stove
  • smoke detector
  • oven mitt
  • fire extinguisher
  • fire escape plan
  • stop, drop and roll

Instructions

  • Begin the class by asking your students if any of them help their parents cook or if any of them are interested in becoming a cook. (Allow some students to answer and share their cooking experiences).
  • Next, tell your students that it is important to adhere to certain safety tips when cooking in order to avoid a kitchen fire or safely get away from one.
  • Project the vocabulary list on the board and give definitions for each term. Discuss how the terms relate to kitchen fire safety.
  • Now, pass the kitchen fire safety tips out to your students.
  • Project the kitchen fire safety tips on the board or wall.
  • Go through each safety tip together as a class and stress the importance of adhering to each one. Have different students take turns reading each of the safety tips.
  • Discuss the following with your students after going through the safety tips:
    • Where should you be when you are cooking?
    • What types of items should be moved away from the stove top?
    • Which type of stove uses an open flame?
    • Where should a fire extinguisher be kept?
    • Why do you not use water to extinguish a grease fire?
    • How do you properly dispose of hot grease?
    • How often should you check the smoke detectors?
    • Is it better to use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to move pots on the stove?
    • What should you make sure to do after you finish cooking?
  • Answer any questions your students may have at this point.

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