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lAUREN DESERT

DESERT VOCABULARY

QuestionAnswer
CARNIVORE MEAT EATER
OMIVORE MEAT AND PLANT EATER
HERBIVORE PLANT EATER
OASIS A FERTILE AREA WITH WATER AND TREES
ARID DESCRIBING AREAS WITH AN AVERAGE RAINFALL OF 8 INCHES OR LESS
EVAPORATION CHANGE OF LIQUID TO GAS
WADI RIVER OR STREAM THAT FLOWS ONLY AFTER RAINFALL, BUT IS DRY AT ALL OTHER TIMES
NOCTURNAL ACTIVE AT NIGHT
DIURNAL ACTIVE DURING THE DAY
MAMMAL WARM BLOODED ANIMAL THAT NURSES ITS YOUNG WITH MILK
REPTILE COLD BLOODED ANIMAL USUALLY COVERED WITH SCALES; MOST BUT NOT ALL, HATCH/LAY EGGS
DESERT A MOSTLY BARREN AREA OF LAND THAT GETS LESS THAN 8-10 INCHES OF RAIN
CACTUS A PLANT WITH A THICK, WAXY, PRICKLY STEM
SAGUARO A CACTUS THAT GROWS 1 FT PER 25 YEARS
PREY CREATURES HUNTED OR CAUGHT FOR FOOD
ARTHOPOD SCORPIONS, SPIDERS, OR INSECTS
LEAVES HAIRS OR SPINES HELP SHADE THE BODY OF THE PLANT
WAXY COVERING WAXY COVERINGS HELPS PROTECT AND HOLD H2O INSIDE
STEMS PLEATED BODY (GIVES SHADE AND CAN EXPAND W/ H2O
SEEDS CAN LAY DORMANT FOR YEARS, CAN BEGIN GROWING WHEN IT RAINS, GROWS FAST/ A LOT
IMPORTANCE OF PLANTS EROSION, FOOD, SHADE, HOMES, OXYGEN, WATER, SEEDS
ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS BEAT THE HEAT!!!!
ANIMAL ADAPTATION 2 BURROWING
BIRD ADAPTATION MIGRATING
ANIMAL ADAPTATION 4 SOME ANIMALS HAVE BIG EARS WHICH RELEASES HEAT
Created by: saccds