By: Mishell Miranda Tito andMaría Latorre Alcázar
• A desert can be the hottest habitat on Earth.(Warm deserts) They usually are extended regions filled with sand. There are no rain.• But they also can be one of the coldest places with no sand but snow is abundant.
The Gobi desert is located between ChinaThe Sahara is located and Mongolia . It isin North-Africa. This surrounded byis a warmer desert of mountains andsand. steppes. This is a cold desert.
-This is the position of the warm (in red) and cold deserts(in blue) .
• Plants of deserts are adapted to its dry, hot extremes by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms.• Plants get their moisture deep within the soil.• Annuals germinate after heavy rain. They bloom for a few weeks in spring. Their seeds remain dormant in the soil until the next year’s rain.
• Animals have evolved to handle heat and lack of water.• Most can survive on small amounts of water and many get all the needed water from food.• Large animals seek shade during the hottest part. Some animals dig a hollow into the ground and lie in the cooler soil .• In cold desert animals are used to living in low temperatures, protected by its thick skin