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Deserts are often described as desolate, barren
wastelands. They're not. Plants grow in deserts, and animals survive
there. You'll be surprised what you can uncover about the life
of a desert.
Click on the "Animal of the Month." Write five facts
about it. Select the "Plant of the Month." Write five
facts about that, too.
Now visit Minerals and Geology, located at the top of the page.
Click on "North American Deserts." Explain the difference
between a hot desert and a cold desert.
Go to Plants and Wildflowers. Choose three plants. What do they
have in common with the animals you read about earlier?
From this screen, visit Places to Go, located on the left of the
screen. Select a state and then a national park in that state.
Create a four-page travel brochure, a booklet that will encourage
visitors to go there.
Grade Levels: 3-6