On Friday, May 3 the Department of Fire Protection Engineering hosted fourth grade students from five local elementary schools as part of their trip to College Park for Maryland Counts Day. Through series of presentations and live fire demonstrations, students were introduced to the basics of fire dynamics and fire safety, learning how different fires behave and the answer to the question- ‘What is a flame?’
Maryland Counts Day
The America Counts program places University of Maryland students in 8 Prince George’s County elementary schools to work with fourth graders on sharpening math and problem-solving skills. On Maryland Counts Day, all the children that participate in the program come to campus for the day to celebrate their accomplishments, engage in a variety of math activities, interact with college students, and experience a college campus.