Presentation on theme: "The Dry By Alison Carrier and Amanda Campos Lots of Location Deserts on Earth are located between 30 degrees latitude north and 30 degrees latitude south."— Presentation transcript:
Lots of Location Deserts on Earth are located between 30 degrees latitude north and 30 degrees latitude south. Deserts are located on the continents of North America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The five largest desert include the Sahara, Gobi, Kalahari, Great Victoria, and the Great Sandy. Above All of the Yellow Sections Are Deserts Around the World
Hot Day, Cool Night Hot Days, Cold Nights -During the day the temperature excels to to 100 degrees F. -At night the temperature drops down to the 40’s and 50’s degrees F. -There are actually two different types of desert. They are HOT DESERT and COLD DESERT. -They hot desert’s main precipitation is rain, but they still get less than 25cm. -The Cold Desert is colder than the hot desert and they main precipitation is snow.
Precipitation Power! -Deserts the driest biomes on Earth. -Deserts receive less than 10 in. per year! -Even the wettest deserts receive less than 10 in. per year! Above is a chart of the perception of all of the biomes on Earth. Perception Power -Deserts are the driest biome on earth. -They receive less than 10 in. per year! -Even the wettest deserts get less than 25 cm per year!
Desert animals have to be able to survive in harsh climates. Desert animal include; the addax, Cactus Wren, Desert Lark, Dingo, Fat Sand Rat, Fennec Fox, Gila Monster, Great Jerboa, Great Mouse Tailed Rat, Lappet-face Vulture, Sidewinder, and the Thorny Devil. Above is the Dingo and below is the Great Jerboa Above is the Gila Monster and below is the Thorny Devil
Plants that survive the desert include Saguaro, Barrel Cactus, Old Man Cactus, Prickly Pear Cactus, Dragon Tree, Fish Hook Cactus, Ocotillo, Desert Spoon,Aloe, Joshua Tree, and Yucca. Plants that live in the desert have to adapt to the hot desert climate. Above: from left to right,old man cactus, Aloe; Below: The Joshua Tree Above is the prickly pear cactus; below from left to right; Saguaro, Yucca.
Fast Facts Deserts are the driest biome on Earth. They receive less than 10 in. per year! One fifth of the Earth are Deserts! Believe it or not deserts get rain. When they get rain they get FLASH FLOODS!
Have You Been Listening? #1 The average temperature at night is ______ degrees F. #2 True or False: the desert is the driest biome. #3 How much precipitation does a desert receive? #4 True or False: There are deserts in Africa #5 The two types of deserts are the___ and the___ desert.
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