Activities and Lesson Plans
This issue looks at the fascinating world of the Chihuahuan Desert and how plants and animals are adapted to survive there.
4.2 A, B: Reading/Vocabulary development
4.6 A,B Geography. Use geographic tools: maps
4.7 B: Geography: Ecoregions of Texas
4.10 A: Organisms and environments: Adaptations enable survival
What is a xerocole?
How do xerocoles get water?
Where is the Chihuahuan Desert?
Are there mammals, birds, reptiles, plants and insects in the desert? Can you give examples of each?
Which adaptation surprised you?
What has adaptations on the outside of its body that helps it survive in the desert?
What has adaptations inside its body to help it survive in the desert?
ActivitiesBig Bend National Park curriculum materials for teachers