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S: The Desert, By: Leslie Blankenship & Tyler Perkins!


1: Created by: | Leslie B & Tyler P

2: Desert!!! | The desert is dry, sandy, and hot. | The soil is all hot sand!

3: They get less than 10 inches of rain in a year! | They have hot days(100+) and cold nights(40-50)

4: Desert plants!!(:

5: Desert plants have to be able to live without water for long periods of time. In order for plants to live they have to store water in there roots and leaves. Some plants include old man cactus, prickly pear cactus, dragon tree, aloe, yucca, and more.

6: Desert Animals!!(:

7: Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert animals. But animals have an additional problem they are more susceptible to extremes of temperature. Animals receive heat directly by radiation from the sun, and indirectly, by conduction from the substrate and convection from the air.

8: Deserts cover about one fifth (20 percent) of the earth's land area. | Most animals can only be found at dawn or dusk because that is when they move around.

9: The desert is the hottest biome on Earth. It can be well over 100 degrees during the day but it can get down to 32 degrees at night. | Some plants have very long roots which grow in to the ground to reach underground water sources.

10: In the desert the plants don't look like they do here. These plants have adapted so that their roots are shallow enough to reach the water of a storm, or deep enough to access the ground water. These plants include the cactus, the Dragon Tree, Desert Spoon, Aloe, Joshua Tree, and the Yucca Tree. | Desert Plants!!...

11: These animals, like the plants, have made severe adoptions to survive. Animals are usually nocturnal to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. Animals of the desert include the Jackrabbit, tortoise, Kangaroo Rat, Thorny Devil, Sidewinder, Dingo, Fennec Fox, a variety of reptiles, and the Cactus Wren. | Desert Animals!!...

13: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081211165626AAHzL6n http://www.untamedscience.com/biology/world-biomes/deserts-biome http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_interesting_facts_about_the_desert_biome http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_facts_about_desert_biomes http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/deserts.php http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769052.html

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Leslie Blankenship
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