Sand, Sand, Everywhere Sand
Students are introduced to the concept of stewardship and how that relates to taking care of the environment. Learners study desert regions around the world by using mapping and research skills to identify those deserts and their native plant and animal species. The learners demonstrate acts of philanthropy and environmental stewardship by beautifying a common area around their school or in their community.
This lesson will introduce the learners to the human and physical characteristics of desert regions around the world. It will include plants and animals that inhabit those deserts and how people living in desert regions use resources wisely.
The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint the learners with the four different types of desert regions and their physical characteristics.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of human environmental interaction and stewardship of the water resources that are available in deserts. Learners will develop a deeper understanding of water conservation by looking at the city of Phoenix, Arizona located partly in the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern United States.
Note: Activities in this lesson may be applied to almost any of the desert regions of the world that are impacted by a city or human habitation.