Deserts: An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9 by Nancy F. Castaldo

By Nancy F. Castaldo

This job advisor introduces kids to the wild and sometimes misunderstood atmosphere of the wasteland and the folks and cultures that thrive in and round them. info is incorporated on every kind of deserts—hot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. childrens examine what defines a wasteland and the artistic methods vegetation and animals have tailored to outlive in harsh wasteland environments. additionally mentioned are city sprawl and its results on wasteland habitats and the way youngsters can assist guard this soft setting through keeping strength and lowering intake of petroleum-based items. attractive actions comprise drawing a petroglyph, creating a coral snake bracelet, frying prickly pears, carrying out a gerbil learn, and making sand paintings.

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More than 20 tribes have been connected with this sacred place in New Mexico over the centuries, each one contributing their own petroglyphs. If you can’t get there in person, check out the Web site listed in the Desert Resources section. You can make your own petroglyph design using clay. Here’s how. 7. Begin drawing your design on the clay with your toothpick. Press down far enough into the clay so that you reveal the lighter clay. 8. Finish your pendant by making a hole in the top and baking the clay according to the directions on the clay package.

The Sahara Desert is probably one of the most well-known deserts in the world, and it will be our first stop on our expedition to the deserts of Africa. But we can’t leave Africa without journeying to the others—the Namib, the Kalahari, and the Negev. To begin, look at a globe and see if you can find the Sahara Desert on the continent of Africa. 1 million sq km), and is covered by mountains 10,000 feet (3,048 m) high, gravel plains, salt flats, rocky areas, and huge areas of dunes. The Sahara is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Red Sea and Egypt, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlas Mountains, and on the south by the Sudan and the Niger River Valley.

Remove from the heat. 3. Pour the honey in the mixing bowl and add the almonds. Let the mixture cool until it thickens. 4. Spoon a little bit of the mixture into your hand, then roll it in sugar, coconut, or sesame seeds. 5. Carefully stuff each date with the mixture. Serve your candies to your friends and family. Yum! What You Do 1. Use your fingers to open up the date and remove the pit from the date. 2. Rinse the pit in the sink. 3. Fill the planter with the potting soil and place the pit on top of the soil.

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