Desert Habitat (Desert Biome) - Comprehensive Unit

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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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Desert Habitat - Comprehensive Unit:
This unit introduces young children to the deserts. As teachers, we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. So, we used photographs of live desert critters. The photographs in this unit are from an award-winning photographer.

Unit Highlights Beginning reader eBook (In My Desert) PowerPoint Desert habitat information PowerPoint Graphing practiceRattlesnake craftBird life cycleIntroduction to food chainsDesert bulletin boards - displays

PowerPoint – In My Desert
This 14-page PowerPoint presentation includes simple text for beginning readers. The text and photos are from the previously published eBook: My World: In My Desert.

PowerPoint – The Desert Habitat
This PowerPoint introduces deserts and desert life. It introduces concepts such as: what is a desert, what animals live in the desert, desert bird life cycle, food chains and other features of deserts. 12 pages.

Bulletin Board
7 full page color photos and information related to various desert animals. Also included is a color photo of a desert scenic, life cycle of a desert bird, desert food chain and desert vocabulary words.

Large Desert Bulletin Board Display:
This provides directions and materials for an art display approximately 3x5 feet.
• Create a desert habitat background from Kraft or construction paper. Included are suggestions for creating a bulletin board background showing a desert scenic.
• Included are 11 colored photographs of desert animals to place on your display.
• Included are 11 colored photographs of desert animals with the animal’s name to place on your display.
• Included is clipart of cacti plants.
• Option for classroom to add their own art on the desert habitat background.

• Student use the best word to complete simple sentences about deserts.
• Students use the five senses [see, hear, taste, feel and smell] to complete simple sentences about deserts.
• Students color a desert plant/animal.
• Students count animals on a printout. They make a simple bar graph from the results.
• Children make a rattlesnake art craft from simple household materials.

Meets State Standards for Science:
• Life cycles and adaptations of living things to their environment.
• Compare the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments - such as food chains.
• Help students develop informational science literacy skills.

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The bundled product includes this unit and 3 others habitat units.
Habitat Bundle Units (Biomes) - PreK – Grade 2

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