A desert is a dry area of land that is typically very hot.
More than 1/5 of the world is desert.
Hard for plants to survive in the desert.
Hard for animals to survive in the desert.
Are there any areas of water in a desert?
Are there cold deserts?
What is the largest desert?
How do plants survive?
How do animals survive?
There are areas with water in a desert that are called an oasis.
They are found by an aquifer or an underground stream. Aquifer is an underground bed or layer that yields water.
You'll find more plants and animals by an oasis than in any other part of the desert.
The Gobi Desert can get as cold as -40° in the winter because it is far north of the equator.
The Sahara Desert is more than 3 million square miles in area.
Mostly by using their long roots to get to water below the ground.
They avoid the heat of the day and come out only at night.
Mammals such as camels and rodents can go for long periods without water. So can many birds and insects.