Warm Deserts - Animals
Many schools research Deserts as a Geography topic. This lens will be studying both hot deserts and polar deserts. This lens will include information and links to pictures, worksheets, useful sites and videos about deserts, suitable for children aged 7-11.
Definition of a Desert
Desert Definition from thefreedictionary.com
A barren or desolate area, especially:
a. A dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation.
b. A region of permanent cold that is largely or entirely devoid of life.
c. An apparently lifeless area of water.
World Deserts - Maps
The largest 7 deserts of the world and their continents in order of size are
Antarctic Desert (Antarctica)
Arabian Desert (Middle East)
Gobi Desert (Asia)
Kalahari Desert (Africa)
Patagonian Desert (South America)
Great Victoria Desert (Australia)
Syrian Desert (Middle East)
Great Basin Desert (North America)
The worksheets below help children to locate the deserts of the world.
- World Deserts Map Worksheet
Label the deserts of the world using the descriptions of the desert locations.
- World Desert finder
There are many deserts in the world. Here are the names of the world deserts. Find these deserts on a world map. Next to each name put the name of the continent they are in.
- World Deserts Research
Research each of the major deserts
Desert Elephants Video
Planet Earth DVD
Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. Following the similarly monumental achievement of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, this astonishing 11-part BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience from the comforts of home.
A truly amazing look at all habitats on Planet Earth. Fantastic photography. Each DVD is an education in itself.
The HD version is magnificent - but if you don't have HD, then the normal DVD is still amazing.
Desert insects, scorpions and snakes
Lizards, snakes and poisonous animals roaming the deserts of Australia
Desert Animals (short clip)
Desert Life from Animal Planet
Animals of the Desert
The Living Desert 'zoo' video
How Camels are Adapted for the Desert Video
- Deserts Crossword
Simple crossword - pictures to name for the clues
- Deserts Wordsearch
Wordsearch about Deserts. Could do with cutting and pasting into Word before printing to change the font to something that is evenly spaced (i.e Courier)
- Desert Anagrams
PDF of Desert Anagrams
- Display Labels for Desert Animals
PDF file of labels for Desert Animals
- Cacti shaped Desert Wordsearch
Lovely fun desert resource
- Cactus Shaped Wordsearch
Lovely Wordsearch Resource in a fun cactus shape
Desert Animals Links
- Desert Animals and Animal Wildlife
Information about the North American Deserts, Content about desert animals, how animals adapt to desert environments, animal photos, videos about desert animals and content about desert features, desert plants and desert landscape.
- Desert Biome - Video
This video segment from NOVA: "A Desert Place" details the behaviors and habitats of some of the Sonoran Desert's creatures, focusing on the adaptations they use to survive in one of the most extreme environments in the world.
- Desert Animals
Links to Lots of Desert Animals
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