Teaching Resource

What is a Desert? Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 5

A poster with information about the plant life, climate, and annual rainfall that characterize a desert environment.

Use this resource when teaching students about different types of ecosystems.

What is a desert?

Plant life: Little vegetation can grow in the desert; cactus, succulents, and other tough plants with small leaves can survive.
Climate: Dry, hot, and sunny all year round; 100°F is expected during the day and 32°F or colder during the night. Not all deserts are hot. Antarctica and the Arctic can be called cold deserts.
Annual rainfall: Less than 10 inches

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