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  1. 1. DESERT HABITATS Sierra Harris Corey Irving
  2. 2. <ul><li>Some deserts get both very hot (during the day) and very cold (during the night), when temperatures can drop below freezing. </li></ul>Desert Habitats HOT COLD
  3. 3. <ul><li>The desert is a harsh enviroment with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures. </li></ul>Desert Habitats HARSH
  4. 4. <ul><li>Animals that live in the desert have adaptations to cope with the lack of water, the extreme temperatures, and the shortage of foods. </li></ul>Desert Habitats
  5. 5. <ul><li>The biggest desert is northern Africa’s Sahara desert; it covers roughly 3.5 million square miles. </li></ul>Desert Habitats
  6. 6. <ul><li>The driest desert are the Atacama desert of northern Chili, Iran; these extreme deserts get less than half an inch (about one centimeter) of precipitation each yr. </li></ul>Desert Habitats
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most cacti do come from warm weather/low rainfall areas of the world although there are exceptions.  </li></ul>Desert Habitats