Desert Biomes


Would you be surprised to know that all deserts aren’t hot? It’s true! There are deserts all over the world with different climates, different terrain, and different types of plants and animals. Let’s visit them together!


Are you wondering what the No Sweat Nature Study series has to offer? Click that little tab above to find out!

Have you ever been to a desert? Most of us probably haven’t, but even if you have, there are so many more deserts to see and there’s so much more to learn about them than you might imagine. You see, no two deserts are exactly alike!

In Desert Biomes, you will visit all kinds of deserts to learn about their climates, the plants and animals that live there, and the incredible varied terrains around the world.

You’ll be amazed at the amount of rain deserts (don’t) get and the incredible temperature differences between hot and cold deserts!

Do you think there are more diurnal or nocturnal animals in deserts? Not even sure what those words mean? No worries. You’ll know soon enough and will be in awe of the cool creatures!

Is the famous cactus the only plant you’ll find in a desert? No way! Learn about the cactus and so many more interesting desert plants that have the awesome ability to store water for survival.

Eight creative lessons, appropriate for multiple ages between 1st-8th grades, cover the following topics:

  1. What are Desert Biomes?
  2. Famous Deserts
  3. Typical Desert Temperatures
  4. Desert Plants
  5. Diurnal Desert Animals
  6. Nocturnal Desert Animals
  7. Desert Landforms
  8. A Special Oasis

Be careful. After finishing this curriculum, you just might want to visit deserts all over the world in person!

Let’s have fun exploring deserts together!

  • 33 pages
  • Digital curriculum
  • Appropriate for black and white printing
  • Printing is not necessary
  • Content suitable for charter schools

The No Sweat Nature Study series tries to stay away from creation or evolution content. In this particular edition, some of the additional resources mention evolution because it was difficult to find neutral sources.

What is No Sweat Nature Study?

Have you ever wished for a nature study that simply didn’t require any outdoor time?

No packing of bags full of nature journals and sunblock.

No half-days spent driving to and from the nature trails.

No whining about the temperature that’s either too hot or too cold.

Well, it’s here. 

The No Sweat Nature Study series allows you to teach nature-based lessons from the comfort of your home or classroom using an amazing variety of fresh resources that will make a deep scientific impact on your students.

Through the use of kid-friendly, hand-selected videos, websites, online images, and books, you can teach nature study topics to multiple ages in short bursts of time.

Wait. Some of you are die-hard fans of “real” nature study – the outdoor kind – and you’re wondering how this curriculum could be legit, aren’t you?

Trust me when I say I am all for getting outdoors for real-life nature study. In fact, nature walks have been a weekly habit around our house for years and years now – and they’ve made a huge difference in our homeschool.

Some people just don’t like getting outside, though. Others struggle with time, energy, health, or climate issues. Some are attempting to teach nature study in co-ops or classrooms without options to get outdoors frequently.

I want everyone to have the opportunity to study in-depth nature topics, and this curriculum is just about as close to real life nature walks as you can get without going outside.

But, don’t stop reading just yet my “real” nature study friend. YOU can benefit from this curriculum, too! It’s a great way to add some depth and understanding to things you’re already discovering in the field during your nature walks.

Whether your a fan of nature walks or not, you’ll find this series to provide you with a unique method to experience nature study!

  • You get to choose exactly how much and what you study as you work through eight lessons.
  • The activities are leveled for difficulty, while allowing you the opportunity to do more or less depending on the interests and abilities of your students.
  • Whether you do a little or a lot from each lesson, rest assured that serious nature-based science will be learned.

This curriculum is perfect to add to a morning time routine. It’s also perfect to use once-a-week as a supplement to your regular science curriculum. If you choose to do all the lessons and really dig deep within each, you could use No Sweat Nature Study as your complete science curriculum for whichever topics you choose. How you choose to use it is really up to you!

Written with 1st-8th graders in mind, the topics are really very in-depth. Using kid-size terminology and resources, I think you’ll be surprised and excited about how much scientific information your students are able to absorb!


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