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What can we learn by exploring the desert ? Amazing Words. A Walk in the Desert. arid. ar - id Something that is arid is very, very dry. Deserts are arid because they don’t get much rain. The air in your house in the winter might be arid because the heat is on all the time. landform.
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arid • ar - id • Something that is arid is very, very dry. • Deserts are arid because they don’t get much rain. • The air in your house in the winter might be arid because the heat is on all the time.
landform • land - form • A landform is the shape formed on land. • Landforms are things like hills, mountains, lakes, and deserts. • The landforms in Arizona include mountains and desert, as well as rivers.
precipitation • pre-cip-i-ta-tion • Precipitation means any kind of rain, snow, hail, or other form of water that comes down from the clouds to the ground. • A desert area is dry because it gets very little precipitation. • Many kinds of trees that grow in forests need a lot of precipitation.
dunes • dunes • A dune is a hill of sand in a desert. Dunes are formed when the wind blows the sand. • That dune wasn’t there last time we came to this beach. • The dunes in a desert shift and change.
ledge • ledge • A ledge is a shelf. • If you are in the desert, you might see a coyote up on a ledge. • There is a toy on the window ledge.
haven • ha -ven • A haven is a safe place. • A big cactus is a haven for lots of animals. • Your school is a haven for you during a big rainstorm.
discovery • dis – cov – er - y • A discovery is something someone finds out for the first time. • You made a discovery about school the first day you came. • When Iris first moved, she made lots of new discoveries about the country.
forbidding • for – bid - ding • Something that is forbidding seems dangerous and scary. • Even your familiar schoolroom can seem forbidding and strange at night. • Many places that seem forbidding at night are not scary during the day.