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This article, from The Physics Teacher, provides an explanation of the physics of how water puts out fires. It also contains a description of how firefighters determine the water pressure for their hoses--and this physics is taught in fire academies.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Phase Transitions,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Statics of Fluids,Social Sciences,Fluid Mechanics,First-Order Transitions,combustion,First Law,firefighter,Other Sciences,heat of vaporization,Informal Education,Higher Education,Environmental Science,fire,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20071103003841777T,water,pressure,Chemistry,Physics,Thermo & Stat Mech,Heat Transfer,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Friction,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Pressure head,Geoscience

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    English

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