Lesson Plan: Desert Life
Description: In this unit the students will learn about the desert and the mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and plants found there. Each week will be spent on a different topic for a total of six weeks to completion. Students will keep a Desert Journal. They will grow their own cactus and bean plant and chart their growth rates. They will work in small groups to make a desert mural and write a brief description about their mural.
This lesson plan includes: Description, Curriculum Benchmarks, Suggested Books, Suggested Web Sites, Activities/Procedures, Assessment/Evaluation, Follow-up Activity, Desert Life Mural Rubric, Who Belongs in the Desert?, Desert Habitat, Desert Chain of Life, Five Types of Cactus, Color the Wild Flowing Plants of the Desert, Desert Mammals, Snake and Lizard Maze, Reptile Word Search, Scorpion and Tarantula, Birds of Prey.