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The Australian Deserts - Facts, Information, Outback Travel Advice

The Australian Deserts - Facts, Information, Outback Travel Advice | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it
Australian deserts: stunning landscapes, fascinating environments. No wonder the Outback is becoming increasingly popular with travellers. Here are facts, background information, travel advice and pictures of the Outback desert of Australia.
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Reading Rainbow: Knots on a Counting Rope

A young Navajo boy learns to face his fears with help from the stories his Grandfather tells.

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Reading Rainbow: Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus

LeVar explores the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, photographing its natural environment and learning about how animals in the desert adapt to this kind of climat...
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Deserts of the World - List of Deserts Around the World

Deserts of the World - List of Deserts Around the World | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Short paragraph about each desert.  Links for more information at the bottom of the page.

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Desert WebQuest

Desert WebQuest | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Although designed for a 2nd grade class this has some interesting ideas for setting up a research project using the internet.  It also has data sheets and evaluation rubric you can download tht might be helpful.

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Reading Rainbow: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport

LeVar is out to disspell misconceptions of unknown things. When the boy in the featured book is convinced he'll find gila monsters when he arrives at an airp...
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What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts

What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Solar energy is fast becoming a cheap and viable alternative to fossil fuels.  Take a look at how solar energy can be harvested in the deserts.

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Australian Desert Plants

Australian Desert Plants | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it
Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent with two thirds of its landmass being deserts or semi-deserts. Here is some information on Australian desert plants and their adaptations.
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Africa for Kids - The Sahara Desert, the Sea of Sand

Africa for Kids - The Sahara Desert, the Sea of Sand | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Fun facts about the Sahara with extra links.

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Mongols, the Felt Tent People, For Kids

Mongols, the Felt Tent People, For Kids | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Who were the Mongols and how did they live?  People of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts.

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BrainPOP | Science | Learn about Deserts

BrainPOP | Science | Learn about Deserts | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

In this educational animated movie about Science learn about cactus, sand, the Gobi desert, the Sahara, Antarctica, and ecosystems.  Although this is a pay site, you can usually watch one or two videos on a free trial.

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Top 5 deserts of the world! Today:

Top 5 deserts of the world! Today: | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Information and photos of the Patagonia, Gobi, Arabian, Sahara, and Antarctic deserts.

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Animals of the Desert (around the world)

Animals of the Desert (around the world) | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

A sampling of animals that inhabit the desert along with a few interesting facts about each.  Could be run off and cut apart to put in your different desert folders.

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Sonoran Desert Fact Sheets

Sonoran Desert Fact Sheets | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it

Great fact sheets on Sonoran Desert animals and plants.  Sound recordings are available for some of the animals.  Lots of fun information. 

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Unique Australian Animals - Facts and Photos

Unique Australian Animals - Facts and Photos | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it
Australia’s long isolation from other continents has helped evolution to create some of the most unique creatures in the world.
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The Magic School Bus SE01EP07 "All Dried Up"

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Deserts - Kids Science Videos, Games and Lessons that Make Learning Fun and Easy

Deserts - Kids Science Videos, Games and Lessons that Make Learning Fun and Easy | Deserts of the world | Scoop.it
Deserts - Kids science videos, lessons, quizzes and games for K-12 grade school kids that make learning fun and interesting.
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