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Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

African Desert - Hidden Picture

African Desert - Hidden Picture



Students will begin to become familiar with and be able to answer some questions about the animals found in this habitat.


Ask students questions about animals found in this habitat to see their comprehension levels. Some questions you can ask to verify and assess what they learned in this activity follow.

What do animals in this habitat have in common? 1) Are they fast runners or tree climbers? 2) What do they eat - fruit or grass? 3) Do you see grazing animals alone or in herds? 4) Why might animals herd on the grassland?

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "African Desert - Hidden Picture" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2018. July 21, 2018
< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar