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Desert

Page history last edited by Mallory Burton 8 years, 6 months ago

BC Science Grade 6 IRP:

  • explain obstacles unique to exploration of a specific extreme environment
  • assess technologies used for extreme environments
  • describe contributions of Canadians to exploration technologies

 

Related Pages on this Wiki:

Extreme Environments: Ocean ,SpacePolar Regions 

 

Student Links

 

Sqworl Page of Student Links

Here is a collection of student links chosen from the sites below. 

 

Research

 

World Book for Kids

WBFK has links for desert and related topics such as Sahara, oasis, camel.  Contains general information about the desert extreme conditions but nothing specific about exploration. These pages can be printed, downloaded as .pdf or emailed.

 

World Book for Students

WBFS has links for desert and for many individual deserts such as Sahara, Gobi, etc.  Contains general information about the desert extreme conditions and dangers but nothing specific about exploration.These pages can be printed, downloaded as .pdf or emailed.

 

Desert Biome

This is a great website for general desert research including desert climate, hot and cold deserts, great chart comparing deserts of the world, and information on how plants and animals have adapted.  Contains general information about the desert extreme conditions and dangers but nothing specific about exploration.

 

Desert Habitat Awareness

This website has good general information about deserts of the world, plants and animals.  It provides information about many threats to the desert habitat. Contains general information about the desert extreme conditions but nothing specific about exploration.

 

PBS Desert Survival

This PBS site, created around their Lawrence of Arabia series, has links to various aspects of how the Bedouins have adapted to desert conditions including information on water, food, shelter,  transportation, clothing, navigation, and hospitality.  Includes primary source materials from Lawrence's diaries; requires grade level reading.

 

NASA Desert Rats

The NASA site contains information about the Desert Rats program which uses the extreme conditions of the desert to test technology for space exploration.  Requires grade level reading.  Several vodcasts of previous missions are archived on the site.

 

Books and Etext

   
   
   

 

Games and Interactives

 

Neok12 Diagram and Puzzles

The Neok12 site has a self-checking interactive activity in which students label deserts of the world which can be printed.  There is also a collection of 5 puzzles on a desert theme. 

   
   
   

 

Photos and Videos

   

 

15 Neok12 Videos

The Neok12 site has 15 short videos about different deserts and desert life forms.  The Sahara Desert video is a collection of 50 photos with dramatic background music that shows the vastness and harsh conditions of the desert. 

 

NASA Desert Rats Video (5:13)

This NASA video is captioned and shows how space technology is being tested in the desert.

 

Discovery Channel Sahara Sandstorm (3:01)

Excellent video shows the power of a sandstorm in the Sahara. 

National Geographic Solar Energy in Mohave Desert (2:39)

This video shows an extremely large solar energy-generating station in the Mohave Desert.

Camel Adaptation Rap (3:19)

Great animated rap video explains how many of the camel's features are adapted for the desert environment.  Would be very useful for identifying some of the problems in the desert environment.  Captioned.

 

 

 

Clicker5, Clicker Paint (requires software)

 

Exploring Extreme Environments Places

This Clicker5 grid contains a reading and writing activity.  This gridset covers a variety of extreme environments including deserts.  It was created by Kathy Ryan to address grade 6 plos.   

 

Exploring Extreme Environments Technology

This Clicker5 grid contains a reading and writing activity.  This gridset covers a variety of technologies including those used to explore extreme environments.  It was created by Kathy Ryan to address grade 6 plos. 

Exploring Extreme Environments

This Clicker5 grid contains a reading and writing activity.  The gridset deals with the benefits and costs associated with exploring extreme environments.  It was created by Kathy Ryan to address grade 6 plos.

 

SMARTBoard

   
   
   

 

 

 

 

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