Subtropical Desert: Climate and Biome


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What is a subtropical desert?

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1. What kind of plant is NOT found in a subtropical desert?

2. What animal doesn't live in the subtropical desert?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

A subtropical desert is a type of ecosystem, or biome, that is characterized by high temperatures, very low precipitation and warm soils. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of this rich ecosystem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What defines a subtropical desert
  • Flora and fauna of the subtropical desert biome
  • The climate and locations of subtropical deserts

Skills Practiced

  • Information Recall - make sure you can accurately describe the climate as well as the flora and fauna that make up subtropical deserts
  • Making Connections - use your understanding of subtropical deserts to articulate how all their elements work together to create a balanced ecosystem
  • Knowledge Application - verify your understanding of the nature of subtropical deserts to answer questions about the different lifeforms that live within these conditions

Additional Learning

To learn more about subtropical deserts, review the accompanying lesson on The Biome of Subtropical Deserts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of terms like subtropical desert and biome
  • Temperatures and weather in subtropical deserts
  • Plant species of subtropical deserts
  • Animals that live in subtropical deserts
  • Where subtropical regions of the world are located