Class: 4th blue
School: Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson school
1. Deserts are areas that receive very little rain.
2. Deserts are found on every continent and cover about one-fifth of earth’s land area.
3. The world’s deserts can be divided into five types- subtropical, coastal, rain shadow, interior and polar.
4. The Sahara desert is the largest hot desert in the world.
5. Plants and animals adapt to desert habitats in many ways. Desert plants grow far apart, allowing them to obtain as much water around them as possible
6. Desert plants typically have tiny, waxy leaves. Cactuses have no leaves at all. They produce food in their green stems.
7. Animals that have adapted to a desert environment are called Xerocoles.
8. Came is called the ship of desert because it is the only mean of transportation found in deserts.
9. Camels do not store water in their humps, as people once believed. It stores far. The hydrogen molecules in the fat combine with inhaled oxygen to form water.
10. Civilizations have adapted their clothing to the hot, dry conditions of the desert. Their clothes are based on robes made of rectangles of fabric, they are often of white colour as white reflecting sunlight and have loose fir to allow cool air to flow across the skin.