Desert Habitat


March 12, 2002

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The Great Basin Desert
All you ever wanted to know about the Great Basin Desert.

The Great Basin Desert
Great Basin Desert Name, Location, Size, Physical Features, Example of Plants & Animals.

Digital Atlas of Idaho

The Desert Biome
Just what is a desert? What kinds of plants and animals live there? Check out this site for all of that information and more, including what causes deserts.

Become a desert explorer!
Check out the types of deserts and all the plants and animals that can live there, plus quiz yourself to see how much you've learned!

Exploring Deserts!
Learn about the process of desertification, as well as the animals that call deserts home.

Did you know that there are different types of deserts? The University of California, Berkeley has put together an info page with lots of facts about the different kinds of deserts.

For teachers:
Check out these lesson plans and units centered on deserts--all in one convenient location!

Here's a lesson plan on Desert Dwellers from the Discovery School online.

Travel to NOVA'S Lost City of Arabia for an activity that takes you into the Arabian desert.

Other READING RAINBOW, episodes about the desert are available from the Idaho State Library:

Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport
Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus
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