Desert Biome

By Emily Horton, Riley Nownes, Cassidy Heise, Trevon White

Location

Deserts are located around 3 degrees above and below the Equator of Earth.

There are deserts on every continent except for Europe.

Temperature range

0-50 degrees Celsius

During the day, the temperature rises up to 50 degrees Celsius.

At night, the temperature drops to 0 degrees Celsius.

Precipitation

The average amount of rainfall in deserts is 50 centimeters a year. Abnormalities such as sudden cold, intense storms will, happen, resulting in flooding.

5 plants

  1. Barrel Cactus
  2. Brittle Bush
  3. Crimson Hedgehog Cactus
  4. Jumping Colla
  5. Desert Ironwood

5 Desert Animals

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Javelina
  3. Coyote
  4. Scorpion
  5. Vulture


Most animals in the desert are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are awake during the night.

5 Interesting Facts

  1. The word desert means "an abandoned place".
  2. The Arctic and Antartic poles are polar deserts.
  3. Only 20% of Earth's deserts are covered in sand.
  4. There are dry and hot deserts, cool coastal deserts and semi arid deserts.
  5. The Elephant Tree is found in the deserts of Africa.