Exploring Desert Biomes

From the: Biomes of the World Series

This video explores the fascinating and often harsh desert biome. The basic characteristics of deserts are discussed, as are some of the adaptations plants and animals possess in order to thrive in these extreme climates. Additional concepts and terminology: biome, climate, desert locations, soil, desert pavement, adaptations, cactus, javelina, and the Sonoran, Gobi, Sahara, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts.

"The narration is clear and well-paced, and excellent film footage features deserts from around the world."

Stephanie Farnlacher
School Library Journal
March 1, 2010

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Sample Video: Plants in the Desert


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC186DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592344253
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC186Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592344499
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