When you hear the word 'desert', what picture does it bring to mind?  Perhaps you think of a very dry place, a place without people or plants living there. In fact, a deserted place. 

School Project Ideas

  1. Imagine that your class is going on an expedition into the Sahara Desert. What means of transport would you use? What kind of clothing would you need? How much food and water would you have to take with you? Think about the ways in which you would have to adapt to be able to survive for a month in a desert.
  2. You could also plan a similar expedition to a cold desert, such as the Gobi Desert. What change would you need to make to your supplies and equipment?
  3. Find out more about animals and plants which live in the desert. How are they adapted to live in intense heat, or in the case of animals and plants living in cold deserts, how are they adapted to loving in sub-zero temperatures during winter and the heat of the summer? How do they survive with very little water?

To find out more about deserts see the Related Resources below - visit our factsheet Desertification and our free downloadable magazine all about Deserts.

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