Hello my name is Anyelo Mejia i am form 5-5-B Here are my five facts about Desert Ecosystem

1.many animals that live in the derts are nocturnal.
2. dserts cover is 20.9 million squar miles of the plant
3.dsers gnerly

Hello my name is Joseph Mejia i am from 5-5B. Here are my five facts about Desert Ecosystem

1.many animals that live in the desrts are nocturnal.
2.dserts cover is 20.9 million squar miles of the plant.
3.deserts gnerlyecive less than 40cm[16in of rain a year.
4.The sahara Deserts is located in northern Africa,spanning 12 different.
5.The arabian deserts in the middie east is the second largest hot deserts on earth but is substantantially smaller than the sahara.
joseph 1 This pictures is how desert is hot

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The food wed of the deserts.

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The food chain of the deserts.

`Hello my name is Antonella Palacios i am from class 5-888 here are some facts about the desert ecosystem
  1. Shallow salt lakes and oceans

  2. Deserts often contain large mineral deposits.

  3. Deserts

  4. can be good locations to farm solar energy

4.many animals that live in the desert are nooturnal

5.a desert is an place that gets less than 10 inches of moisture each year most deserts actually lose more moisture

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picture #1 desert ecosystem:

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picture #2 Food chain

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Pictuer #3 food web

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Pictuer#4 food pyramild
In hot deserts the soils are salty because minerals don't wash away some times there is a lot of
rain in a short period of time
most precipitation falls as snow, it mostly rains in springtime soil is also salty like the hot desert
many desert plants are annuals that grminate from seed and grow to maturity
quickly after sporadic rain fall

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Hello my name is Loida Thompson from class 5-502 and here are 5 facts about the desert ecosytem.
1.deserts cover about 8.1 of earth surface.

2.the sahra desert is the largest desert on earth.

3.Deserts recieve less than 10 inches of rain a year.

4.The average temeuture is from 85 to 100 degree fin hit.

5.Much of the worlds oil comes from under the desert.




Ecosytem=An ecocostem is a community of living organisms in conjuntion with the nonliving componets of their envorment intracting as a system.

Community=A community is a same large social unit who have something in common such as norms,religion,value, or identity.

Population=The inhabit of a particular town,area or country.

Niche=A niche is the fit of a species living under specific enviormetal conditions.

Biome=A biome is a community of plants and animals that have common characteritics for the envorment they exist in.

Habitat=A habitat is an ecolgical or envormental area that is inhabitby a particular species of aniamals ,plant or other types of organisms.

Food Web=A system of interlocking and interdependent food chain.

Food chain=A food chain is a inear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms and ending at a predator or species.

Food Pyramid=A food pyramid or diet pyramid is a triangular diagram representing the opimal number of seving to be eat each day.

Energy pyramid=A energy pyramid is a graphical modle of energy flowing in a community.

My short summary about the desert ecosystem-

A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently
living conditions are nostile for plants and animals live.The lack of
vegetation exposes the unproteted surface of the group to processes of denudation.
Deserts are found across our planet along two fringers parallel to the equator at 25-35 latitude
in both the northern and southern hemisphere.There are different types of deserts for example,
there is the sahara and mojave deserts.Now this is my short summary about the desert.

10 things i can do to save the earth is-

Hello my name is Stacy Montanero and i am from class 5-3 here are my five facts about the Desert.

1. There are a number of different definitions to describe a desert but they are typically areas that receive extremely low amounts of rain.

2. Desert generally receive less than 40cm (16in) of rain a year.

3. Desert plants have padded leaves that stores water during drought.

4. The largest cold desert on earth is Antarctica.

5. Deserts cover over 20.9 million square miles of the plants.

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Food Chain

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Food Web

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Food Pyramid


1. What is an ecosystem?

An ecosystem is made up of living and nonliving things.

2. What is a population?

An population is made up of different organisms.

3. What is an community?

An community is can be divide into different groups.

4. What is a habitat?

An habitat is the home of many organisms.

5. What is an niche?

An niche is a part of the environment where they have a place.

6. What is an biome?

An biome is a large region of earth that has a certain climate and with organisms.

Short Summary:

.What i learned about the desert was that in the desert it dose not rain. Also it is very hot in the desert. And if people were there they won't be able to survive because it is very hot and the temperature of a desert is also a defining the day then the night.The desert biome is an ecosystem that forms due to the low level of rainfall it receives each year. Deserts cover about 20% of the Earth. There are four major types of desert in this biome -hot and dry, semiarid, coastal, and cold.They are all able to inhabit plant and animal life that are able to survive there.

10 Things Kids Can Do To Save The Desert:

1. Speak up for wildlife.

2. Become a defender of wildlife.

3. Pick up trash from the ground of the Desert.

4. Help animals that are sick in the Desert.

5. We should inform people about the Desert.

6. Adopt an animal.

7. We can feed the animals and give the animals water.




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Hello my name is Jesus Castillo from 4/5-777 here are some fact about desert ecosystem

1 Many of the icefree resions of the Arctic and Antarct are know as polar desert.

2 The largest cold desert on earth is Antarctica.

3 the desert biome is an ecosystem that forms due to the low level of rainfall it receives each year,

4 The largest cold, desert on earth is Antarctica.

5 The largest hot desert on earth is, Sahara.

  1. the desert food chain

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the desert food web

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Hello my name is Michelle Boateng I am from 5-502 and i will be talking about the desert
1.The Desert is hot and dry
2.The desert sometimes has no water there
3.Deserts dont get much rain
4.Deserts have living and nonliving that attract
5.Deserts can have wet grass





Biome:A large occuring community of flora
Habitat:The natural home or enviroment of an animal,plant,or other organism
Food chain:A hierarchial series of organism each dependent on the next as a source of food
Food web:A system of interlocking and interdependent food chain
Food pyromid:A nutrtional diagram in the shape of a pyramidal
energy pyramid:A depiction of energy in each trophic level of an ecosystem

Short summary
The desert biome is an ecosystem that forms due to the low level of rain
receives evry year.deserts cover about 20% of the earth.There are four manor types
of deserts in this biom-hot and dry.They are able to inhibit plants and animals

How kids save the earth:Driving at least two days a week to reduce greenhouse,gas,emissions,according to
how stuff work.Also,waterconservation,reducing,greenhouse gas emissions,recycling,comjposting,changing the lightbulbs to energy effcient
one and making a home generally more enery.Also,Help clean the earth.In addition,set up recycle bins for paper,plastic,metal glass and make
sure they get in the proper place.

How people can treat the Desert:
Treats:Glabal warming is increasing the icidence of drought,which dries up water wholes.Higher
tempentures may produce an increasing number of wildfiers that alter desert landscape by
eliminating slow

. The Sahara desert is the largest desert in the desert biome it covers over 300 million square miles.

2.The driest desert on earth receives on average 1 centimeter of rain falls every 5 to 20 years.

3.The deserts are so hot when it rains the water evaporates in the air before ever hiting the ground.

4.but the deserts don't get much rain so they have very little water.

5.The desert biome can be found on every continent except europe.



Hello my name is Fidel Ramirez from class 5-777 here are some facts about Desert Ecosystem

1. Well this desert is an ecosystem its made up of living and non living thihgs that interact with each oth

2. And by the amount of rain fall and sunlight they get and the condition of the soil.

3. But plants and animals that live in the desert have to be in the deserts. They can get very cold at night Scorpions ring tailed cat antelope skunks.

4. There are coyotes foxes peccaries tarantulas

5.Although the day time the temperature of the desert biome are very hotter


Desert Pyramid


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Fact About The Desert Ecosystem By: FranciscoHello Everyone this is Fransciso Ortiz from 5-402. I am working a the desert ecosystem. I will share five facts about the desert ecosystem. After that, I will post three pictures and videos about the desert ecosystem. I hope you enjoy this small piece of work I am doing on the desert ecosystem.
Thank You.

1 desert have the most poisenet animals in the world just like the spiting cobera or a scorpions and hawks sometime bobcats are some time in the desert

2 more of land 40% of the wrold land is classified as dry with mean lot of animal are dieding



  • 1 DESERTIFICATION: desertification is the process by which deserts expand into surrounding areas

look at this food chain !

this is one of 2,000,000 millions of food chains

all around the world. but we are making this food chain smaller.This animals all around the world are in danger of extinction because of us polluting the air, water, and other resources.

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this is one of the most in danger ezpizes in the desert.

If this ezpizes dies' there will be more and more kinds of

animals than there were 2,000,000 million years ago.

But by a follyng asteroid that had hytetd earth 2,000,000 million

years ago made to spand a unoun toxic air, pieces of fragments,

or a unoun straik that got all animals to evolve or die and by the

time it is and it will all wais be a secret, of how all animals die

and how new animals come back to life.But the all scientist

wont rest until the find the ansewr to the

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By Reyli Reyes, Sena Amevor, and Jose Diaz. we are going to show 10 facts on the desert

1. Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land.

2. Deserts receive less than 10 inches of rain per year.

3. Deserts can reach high temperatures up to 120°F.

4. Much of Antarctica is desert. There are cold deserts too.

5. The Sahara Desert is larger than the 48 Contiguous United States.

6. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert (only .4 inches per year)

7. The Saguaro Cactus can live up to 200 years.

8. A few Nomad tribes actually live in the Sahara Desert.

9. Deserts are found on every continent of the world.

10. Many desert animals are nocturnal. They come out at night when it is cooler to avoid the heat of the day.

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  • There are a number of different definitions to describe a desert but they are typically areas that receive extremely low amounts of rain.
  • Deserts generally receive less than 40cm (16in) of rain a year.
  • Around one third of the Earth's surface is covered in deserts.
  • The original meaning of the word desert is 'an abandoned place'.
  • Many of the ice free regions of the Arctic and Antarctic are known as polar deserts.
  • Only around 20% of the deserts on Earth are covered in sand.

Hello my name is Timothy Casiano from class 5-999 i will write some facts about the Desert Ecosystem.

Deserts generally receive less than 40cm cl 16in of rain a year. around one third of the Earth surface is covered in desert. There are hot deserts and sort of in between deserts, too! deserts are also known as arid regions,and they are the driest temperatures in hot desert can reach over 55 degrees celcius.

here are some pictures from my ecosystem:

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What is an ecosystem?


Desert Facts By: Nicole, Vanessa, and Nathalie

Deserts are primarily defined by lack of rain. Deserts usually get 10 inches or less of rain each year. They have dry soil, little to no surface water, and high evaporation.The rain sometimes evaporates even before hittiime comes. Some deserts are the some of the world's last places of total wilderness. Deserts cover more than one fifth of the earth's land and are found in each continent. Another word for Desert is " Drylands ''. Deserts can lose more moister through evaporation than what they get when it rains. The largest Desert in the world is north Africa's Sahara Desert, it reaches temperatures up to 122 degrees Fahrenhiet (50 degrees Celsius) during the day.

How to create a Desert Terrarium, BY:Nicole, Vanessa, and Nathalie

Make a Desert Terrarium

A Desert themed terrarium is a fun project to make and it is something that is relatively easy to care for. You are using a variety of cactii and succulents which don't require a lot of water and are very tolerant of sunlight. You also do this kind of terrarium in an open dish which is easier to make than in a closed container.
This tutorial take you through all the steps on how to make one of these terrariums.
I also have a video of this project here And Amazon.com has lots of nice Terra Cotta Planters and pots

A Note about changes to this project: I have recieved some helpful advice from an expert desert terrarium maker and he advises me that there really is no need for the Spaghnum moss or the pebbles in this kind of a terrarium. The Spaghnum moss will hold and release moisture which works counter to the concept of a desert terrarium and the pebbles are unnecessary. All you really need is a hole in the bottom of the container and a small piece of screen to keep the soil from falling out. He has tested various configurations and this is the best way to do it. So, no need to use the Spaghnum Moss or the pebbles which saves you time and money! My thanks to R. for this expert advice!!

Here is a list of materials you should have for this project: (Recommended but not all are necessary)
  • A Container (terra cotta or arizona themed is perfect)
  • Several plants, cactii or succulents (generally an odd number is best 3,5 or 7)
  • 1 bag of sand, do not use sand you get at the beach - there are lots of contaminants
  • Potting Soil, can be specifically for cactus or can be general potting soil
  • A dozen stones in a variety of shapes and colors, go find them!
  • Pebbles, Pearlstone or small rocks as drainage in bottom of container (1 or 2 cups is enough)
  • Spanish Moss or Sphagnum Moss (Acts as a barrier so soil doesn't work its way down into the bottom of the dish or pot
  • Arizona or desert themed ornaments

The Basic Layout
The illustration here on the left shows the basic layout for your desert terrarium. It is very similar to a regular terrarium but here are some things to note.
If you are using some [[@http://onlinedealgrab.com/?se=inline.local&q=large stones|large stones]] you should embed them rather deep into the soil. I put a couple of inches of soil in the dish, placed the stones then placed more soil.
The sand is also something not seen in a regular terrarium. I have put a thin layer of sand on the top of the soil. This was before placing the plants. Then after the plants were placed I touched it up with more sand.

Here is the basic Procedure:
  1. If there is a hole in your dish place a small piece of screen over it to protect from soil and stones falling out
  2. Place about an inch of pebbles or pearl stone in the dish
  3. Place a half inch to inch layer of [[@http://onlinedealgrab.com/?se=inline.local&q=activated charcoal|activated charcoal]] (this purifies the water and soil and is totally optional in an open dish like this
  4. Place an inch thick layer of sphagnum or spanish moss (this prevents soil from seeping down into the bottom of the dish)
  5. Fill about half the intended final volume with soil
  6. Place your larger stones and arrange them in a pleasing manner
  7. Place the remainder of the soil
  8. Put your plants in an attractive arrangement and one nice way to do it is to try to get a plant or two between the stones and try to get one or two of them on a higher level. The whole arrangement is shaped like a volcano with the center of the dish being where the highest point is.
  9. Place some smaller colored stones in the dish
  10. Touch up the sand by adding more sand
  11. Add any ornaments or artistic touches (I have added a lizard)

Care of your terrarium
The plants have been shocked by being transplanted so for the first week you need to watch them carefully. Keep any tags or guidelines that came with the plants. These are valuable instructions that will help you in watering and sunlight needs.

Further Notes
I bought several different kinds of succulents and cactii from a [[@http://onlinedealgrab.com/?se=inline.local&q=local home improvement|local home improvement]] store. This kind of plant often has a plastic container that is full with a number of plants. i gently separated them and used them both as individuals and as small clusters. I also cut away a lot of the excess roots before I planted them in my terrarium.

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Or How about a REALLY big one!

I don't have a tutorial for this one but here is a very big glass terrarium with a desert theme. It was made by a web visitor (Badia A.) This just shows that the sky is the limit

Hi my name is Nathalie Alvarez and the ecosystem i chose to study and experiment on is the Desert Ecosystem. I am 10 years old and I am in 5-1 Ms.Occhipinti's class. My partners are Nicole, and Vanessa, the reason why I chose the Desert Ecosystem is because i was fascinated by how the plants and animals survive in such a hot and dry place with very low rain. Also, for our project we are making a Desert Terrarium. Another incomplete project, is that we bought a desert animal which is a Guinea Pig, guinea pigs are related to most of the animals that are living in the desert, since i take care of them i observed that when [[@http://onlinedealgrab.com/?se=inline.local&q=i clean|i clean]] their cages and i try to carry the mother guinea pig she goes to a corner and she kicks bedding to my hands and makes a angry noise; she is protection her babies from being hurt since she is pregnant. In conclusion, according to my studies some of the desert animals like guiena pigs protect their babies by kicking bedding,sand,etc. to that animal/person, also if i continue my studies I know almost everything on how desert animals and plants survive in such a hot place where there is barely any rain or water.

Summary: The Desert Ecosystem

We have been able to research about the Desert Ecosystem far enough to understand it, in order to keep track of the animals and plants living there and what they do to survive in such a dry and hot environment.
Deserts are found across our planet along two fringes parallel to the equator at 25–35° latitude in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Deserts are arid or dry regions and receive less than 10 inches of rain per year. Biologically, they contain plants and animals adapted for survival in arid environments. Physically they are large areas with a lot of bare soil and low vegetation cover. The world’s deserts occupy almost one-quarter of the earth’s land surface, which is approximately 20.9 million square miles. Many other ways to know what is going on in this dry and hot environment is to go on websites to research about them such as this website:
http://www.defenders.org. However, the survival life in the desert is not very easy because there are threats to this ecosystem. The military activities and off-road vehicles do cause extensive, lasting damage to the fragile desert cover. Although, mining activities affect small areas directly, they have significant impacts on surrounding areas. The Mojave Desert is so diverse that it is subdivided into five regions which are Northern, south-western, central, south central, and eastern. The elevations range from below sea level at Death Valley, National park to 2.26 miles on MT.

Information About The Desert Animal: Guinea Pigs

By Nathalie Alvarez

Guinea Pig Facts

Scientific Name: Cavia Porcellus
Type: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Size: 20-25cm (8-10in)

Life Span: 4-7 years
Lifestyle: Solitary
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Color: Gray, tan, brown, black, white, orange
Skin Type: Fur
Habitat: Desert, Tropical Grassland areas
Average Litter Size: 4 or more

Hello my name is Jocelyn Ramales and my partner name Evelyn Flores
We all know deserts are dry,but did you know that Mojave has an average rainfall of only five inches.For comparison, the average rainfall in Mobile, AL sixty-seven inches.
There are even part of the Atacama Desert in Chile where no rainfall has ever been recorded.The Mojave Desert is home to Death Vally, which gets its name from being the
lowest, driest,and hottest place in North America