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Desert Biome

Desert An area that receives 10 inches or less of rain per year.
True or False? A desert can be hot or cold. True.
True or False? All deserts are cold at night. True.
What causes mesas, buttes, hoodoos, and dunes to form? Wind erosion
What is an oasis? A place where underground streams provide enough water for an area of plant life.
Rain shadow desert Rain that falls on only one side of a mountain.
True or False? There are fewer animals that can live near an oasis. False. There are more animals living near an oasis.
Plants are spaced far apart so that ___ . they don't need to compete with other plants for water.
Long roots that reach far down into the ground used to get water for a plant. taproots
Desert plants have ____ for leaves. needles
Some plants have a ____ skin to keep moisture inside the plant. waxy
Most desert cacti have __________ to store water. thick trunk or branches.
Animals that hunt or are active at night are ______ . nocturnal
Many desert animals _________ under ground to escape the heat of the day. burrow
Some desert animals have large ears to help them hear predators and to ____ . give off excess body heat in order to stay cool.
Animals ______ quickly after the rain. grow
Reptiles have thick, _________ skin to protect themselves from the sun. leathery
Created by: twaltner
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