Explore the unusual environment of the earth’s desert regions with this informative activity guide. With over 50 games, activities, and experiments, children will discover the similarities and differences of the deserts found on every continent.
They’ll be surprised to learn that there are different types of deserts – from the hot and dry to the coastal, semiarid, and even polar. They will love learning about this strange and often misunderstood biome that is home to camels, rattlesnakes, kangaroos, sand dunes, ancient cacti, and quicksand. Some references assume an earth that is millions of years old.
The history, characteristics, plants, animals, and fascinating trivia are reinforced through a variety of hands-on activities that are easy-to-follow, including, making a rain stick, creating a petroglyph and Navajo sand painting, designing a coral snake bracelet, frying prickly pears, and growing your own date palm.
Ideal as a supplement for any science, geography, or unit study curriculum, or as a stand-alone hands-on “living book” for elementary science or geography program.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Page Count: 118
Author: Nancy F. Castaldo
Age: 6, 7, 8, 9
Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4
Topic: Science, Geography, Biomes