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Life in a Desert. Find Out What You Know!. You know what life is like for where you live and go to school. . You could probably answer many questions about the habitats for many of the plants and animals that live around you.

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Life in a Desert

Find Out What You Know!

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You could probably answer many questions about the habitats for many of the plants and animals that live around you.
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But what do you know about the desert? Let’s see how well you can answer these true and false questions.
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True or False

It never rains in a desert.

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False

It may rain in the desert but usually not more than 10 inches in a year.

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True or False

It is always hot in the desert.

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False

Some deserts are hot during the day and cool to forty or fifty degrees at night. Some deserts are cold all year long. The main precipitation in a cold desert is snow.

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True or False

Wildflowers may bloom and cover the desert floor.

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True

Although carpets of wildflowers are rare in the desert, it does happen.

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The amount of rainfall varies in the desert from year to year. This makes it hard to predict when and where wildflowers will bloom.
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True or False

Lush rainforests can lie alongside some deserts.

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True

Some deserts are called rain shadow deserts. These occur where large mountains block the path of rain-bearing wind.

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True or False

All animals in the desert must drinkto survive.

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False

This cactus wren gets its water from the seeds that it eats.

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Desert Life

I hope some of these facts will be useful as you begin to study life in the desert.

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