Desert Trip

Mike Wojciechowski & Nathan Orth

The Desert Is A Wonderful Place

This barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. It is a wonderful land that is warm all year long!

Food Web

Many little animals live in the desert due to the lack of water.
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Deserts of the World

There are eleven major deserts over the world.
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Energy Pyrimid

This is the energy pyramid of the desert area.
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Climograph

As temperature rises in the summer months, there is more rainfall. As the temperature decreases in the winter months, there is less rainfall.
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Fun Facts:

  • There are a number of different ways to describe a desert but they are typically areas that receive extremely low amounts of rain.

  • Deserts generally receive less than 16 inches of rain a year.

  • Around one third of the Earth's surface is covered in deserts.

  • The original meaning of the word desert is 'an abandoned place'.

  • Only around 20% of the deserts on Earth are covered in sand.

Human Activity:

Due to the low amount of water very few people live there. The main the way humans hurt the desert is by drilling for oil and other natural resources.

Abiotic and Biotic Features

Abiotic:

-The Sand

-The Soil

-The Sun

-The Air

-The Water

Biotic:

-The Snakes- Reptile with no legs

-The Birds- Flying animal

-The cacti- Plant with sharp brissles, Do not need a lot of water

-The lizards- Retile with four legs

-The Insects- Bug with six legs

Average Temperature: range from 20-25 degrees Celsius in most deserts

Soil: mostly sand and other forms of clay and sandstone

Rain: around 10 inches per year

There are no lakes or mountains in deserts.

Please Join Us:

On the trip of a life time to the desert!
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References

Leopold, A Starker. The Desert. New York: Time-Life, 1961. Print. Life Nature Library.

"The Desert Biome." University of California. University of California Museum of Paleontology, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.