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Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will provide an understanding of the characteristics and role of deserts, and its effect on living things.

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Desert biomes are characterized by having warm days, cool nights, and a minimal amount of rainfall.  Many desert animals avoid the heat and are active only at night.  The harsh conditions of the desert mean that only organisms adapted to live there are able to survive.  The cactus requires only a minimal amount of water and can conserve water in extreme heat.