Hi, just wanted to share this with you all. This site has printouts for all kinds of animals. There is a labeled outline drawing and very nice descriptions. Just passing it along.
Click here: Desert Animal Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
This project has several links to desert sites, and some teaching ideas. Check the homepage, too.
We checked out the book Deserts by Seymour Simon. It has a great world map as the inside cover and has major deserts highlighted! It even has Turkestan!
The card cat. # 551.415 Simon
I THINK THE DESERT NEEDS THE ANIMALS TO FEED ON PLANTS TO KEEP OTHER ANIMALS ALIVE!DESERTS ALSO NEED THE SKY SO ANIMALS CAN SLEEP IN THE DAY AND HUNT IN THE NIGHT!
BUT ONLY THE MEAT EATERS HUNT AT NIGHT,BUT ANIMALS THAT EAT OFF PLANTS CAN CONTINUE!
I think that the desert needs the animals to feed on the plants to keep them alive. Deserts also need the sky to let the animals sleep in the day and hunt in the night. But only the meat eaters hunt at night ,but there is a couple of animals that arent. The animals that live in the desert need water they get the water from the catis. I would live in the desert but it would be very hot.