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Deserts

by Mary Ann Kelley

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When is a Desert Not a Desert? The Varying Landscapes of Arizona  (Y)
Students discorver the varying landscapes of Arizona and the locations of these landscapes. Students compare regions according to plant life using a Venn diagram. Grade 4.

Desert Views - First Impressions: Travelers on the Gila Trail  (Y)
Students use primary source materials written by overland travelers on the Gila Trail to understand how early travelers viewed aspects of the desert environment. Grades 4-5

The Desert Is Theirs  (Y)
Students will use various Web sites to investigate the plants, animals and people of the Arizona desert. Grades 4-5.

Mojave National Preserve  (Y,M,O,T)
Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the Mojave National Preserve boasts of singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, and Joshua tree forests.

Deserts of the World WebQuest  (M)
Students are asked to create an interactive exhibit comparing the Chihuahuan Desert to other desert areas of the world for a Children's Museum.

Habitats and Biomes:Desert  (Y)
From ABCteach.com

Our Desert Backyard  (M)
Lesson plan/activities for students living in or near the desert. Students learn techniques to observe, measure and record data about environments.

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