Deserts of the World

Session 1

We will begin by looking at where the deserts of the world are found. We will investigate the desert climate and make our own desert biome.

Session 2

Today we will investigate desert plant life and conduct an experiment to see how a cactus stores water.

Session 3

We will find out about different species of animals found in the desert. We will investigate the food chain they live within, and their adaptations.

Session 4

Today we will look at how people live and survive in the desert. We will make our own outdoor ovens (if it’s sunny) and look at how to make a shelter for protection from hot days and cold nights.

Session 5

We will be imagining we have been stranded on a desert island and making survival plans. Then we will write a message in a bottle about what life is like on our desert island.