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8 resources with the keyterm sonoran desert

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Living in the Desert

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct an investigation on the plants used by the Hohokam tribe. To survive in the harsh desert environment the Hohokam used many natural resources. Learners read, research, map, and graph multiple aspects of Hohokam plant use as a...
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Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology

For Teachers 6th - 11th
This activity is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The...
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Desert Plants and Cactus

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Plants have unique ways of adapting to droughts. Show your class this video to highlight some of the many adaptations desert plants have adopted over time.
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Desert Cacti

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Did you know that the saguaro cactus can live for up to 200 hundred years? Learn more about this specialized cactus by showing this short, informational video clip set in the Sonoran Desert, the only desert where saguaros can live!
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Investigate the Sonoran Desert

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read article in Chain Reaction about the Sonoran Desert and answer questions.
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The Sonoran Desert

For Teachers 3rd
Little learners examine a map of the southwestern United States and identify the Sonoran Desert. They locate different cities and rivers, determining whether or not each is found within this special ecosystem. A student handout is...
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Sonoran Desert

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this Sonoran Desert worksheet, learners read and analyze a letter that Jeremy wrote to his grandmother and then complete the picture that follows using information about the desert they learned from the letter.
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Social Studies: Cactus Hotel

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils discuss prior knowledge about deserts and focus their attention on the saguaro cactus. In groups, they examine a cactus snd record their observations in journals. Students conduct experiments with sponges, one covered with...