What is the main characteristic of a desert? ? What do you think?
Look at the pictures What does a desert look like?
What type of soil does a desert have? Sandy, rocky soil
How would plants adapt to the desert? leaves and branches that store water thick waxy cuticles to prevent water loss by evaporation, deep roots
How do animals adapt to the desert? Active mainly at night, burrow underground to stay cool.
What have we discussed today? Desert Tomorrow –Taiga –Tundra
Questions (Please copy) due on Tuesday! 1. List 3 animals and their adaptations for the desert. 2. Why would desert plants with very shallow root systems be a good adaptation to life in the desert? 3. What kind of soil is in the desert? 4. How are plants adapted to life in a desert? 5. How are animals adapted to life in a desert?