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Author: Bethany Stevens

To learn about deserts and why they exist in the places they do.

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Developing Effective Teams

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Why Does Earth Have Deserts? Watch this video to find out.

Deserts: Global Environments.
Watch this short video to learn more information about deserts.

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Visit the following website to learn more about deserts. You will need to be able to write a short paragraph about what you learned from this lesson, so be sure to read over it.

Tell me what you know.

Once you have watched the videos, completed the quiz, and read the information on the other website, write a paragraph with a minimum of 5 sentences explaining what you learned from this lesson.