Sandy Desert

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Clip: Sandy Desert

A look at the unique characteristics of the sandy desert habitat

Student Application

Take a video field trip to some of the driest regions on Earth to learn how different plants and animals adapt to little rainfall and extremes in temperature.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that a habitat is a place where plants and animals naturally live, which provides food, water, and shelter.
  2. Students will know the main characteristics of all desert habitats.
    1. A desert is an area that receives less than ten inches of rain a year. This lack of prec...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Write the things that make a desert habitat special. Compare notes and review the first part of the video.
  2. Draw a picture of the desert plant that is most interesting. Write a sentence telling how this plant has adapted to desert life.
  3. Do the same for a desert animal. Tell what is interesting about it and h...

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