March 23, 2010

Sonoran Desert

I have lists and lists of books we want to study for science, divided more or less by habitat/biome. We have not read through them all, but I wanted to start posting them so others can use them and so that I don't ever lose them if my computer crashes! Of course any suggestions of books or movies or topics are always appreciated. I'll update these as we do them.

Sonoran Desert

Main book: One Small Square: Cactus Desert by Don Silver

Topics to cover:
How native animals and plants survive daily life
Interrelationships between animals and plants
The complex food web
The changes associated with rain
Adaptations of plants and animals
The characteristics, similarities, and differences in various deserts

Books to use:
All About Lizards - Jim Arnosky
All About Rattlesnakes - Jim Arnosky
Cactus Cafe: The Story of the Sonoran Desert - Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Cactus Hotel - Brenda Z. Guiberson
Desert Giant - Barbara Bash
The Desert is Theirs - Bryd Baylor
How Do Animals Adapt? - Bobbie Kalman
Lizards - Nic Bishop
Watching Desert Wildlife - Jim Arnosky
Way Out in the Desert - T.J. Marsh
Welcome to the Sea of Sand - Jane Yolen

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