Desert Experiments

Desert Experiments

by Robert Gardner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766059184
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: Last Minute Science Projects with Biomes Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Are You Running Late? 4

Desert Biomes 4

The Scientific Method 8

Science Fairs 9

Safety First 10

A Note About Your Notebook 11

30 Minutes or Less 12

1 Using Maps (20 minutes) 12

2 A Climatogram of a City in a Desert Biome (20 minutes) 14

3 Estivation and Breathing Rate (20 minutes) 16

4 How Desert Snakes Move (20 minutes) 18

5 Desert Air Currents (30 minutes) 20

One Hour or Less 22

6 Which Gets Hotter Water of Desert Soil? (1 Hour) 22

7 The Fox: Adapted for Hearing (1 hour) 24

8 The Kit Fox: Adapted for Staying Cool in a Desert (1 hour) 28

9 How Surface Area Affects Water Loss (1 hour) 30

10 How Temperature Keeps a Desert Dry (1 hour) 32

11 How Desert Bats Find Their Food (1 hour) 34

More Than One Hour 38

12 How Much Water Is There in Seeds and Foods? (2 hours) 38

13 Temperatures on and Under the Ground (1 day) 40

14 Soil Types Moisture, and Seed Germinatin (1 week) 42

15 How Does Your Rainfall Compare with Deserz Rainfall? (1 month or more) 44

Words to Know 46

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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