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In hot deserts the temperature varies. It is hot during the day but ____ during the night.
It is hot during the day but cold during the night.
In a cold desert __________________.
In a cold desert
1) they have snow in the winter
2) it never gets warm enough for plants to grow
3) animals have to burrow, dig holes in the ground to keep warm
Deserts cover about _______ of the earth's surface.
Deserts cover about 1/5 of the Earth's surface.
The cold deserts on the North and South poles get less than ____ inches of rain per year.
The cold deserts on the North and South poles get less than 4 inches of rain per year.
There are two types of deserts. They are __________.
The two types of deserts are hot and cold deserts.
The four major North American deserts include the_____.
The four major North American deserts include
1) Chihuahuan
2) Sonoran
3) Mojave
4) Great Basin
People think the deserts are sandy but _____________.
People think the deserts are sandy but the deserts are rocky and covered with pebbles. The lighter sand blows away in the wind.
In the desert ______ inches of rain falls each year (annually).
In the desert 10 inches of rain falls each year.
The desert rainfall ____________.
The desert rainfall comes in short bursts with long rainless periods in between. Sometimes the rain will evaporate before it reaches the ground.
The temperature in the desert can reach _____F.
The temperature in the desert can reach 131F.
Deserts can be found in ______.
Deserts can be found in North America, Sounth America,
Asia, Africa, Australia, and at the North and South poles.
The Sahara desert is in _________.
The Sahara desert is in North Africa.
In semi-arid deserts ____ at night can be as much as the rain received.
In semi-arid deserts dew at night can be as much as the rain recieved.
A desert by the ocean is caused by ______.
A desert by the ocean is caused by wind.
People usually think of camels, snakes and lizzards when they think of the desert. Actually there are other animals, They include ___________.
Other animals found in the desert include coyotes, foxes, tarantulas, scorpions, ring tailed cats, antelope, skunks, mule deer, boars, and in some places lions and elephants.
In hot deserts the temperature varies. It is hot during the day but ____ during the night.
It is hot during the day but cold during the night.
Plant roots in the desert may go as deep as ___ feet in an attempt to get water.
Plant roots in the desert may go as deep as 80 feet in an attempt to get water.