In this module, you will be exploring the various types of adaptations that plants and animals
use to survive in the desert environment.
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This Module addresses the following Learning Outcomes (write these out in your notes and answer as you complete
the module learning activities – PowerPoint, readings, videos etc.) You will need these notes when taking
quizzes, and completing other assignments.
At the end of this Module, you will be able to:
Describe animal adaptations and give three examples.
Describe plant adaptations and give three examples.
Explain the difference between estivate and hibernate and give two examples.
Explain the difference between diurnal and nocturnal and give two examples.
Define crepuscular animals and give two examples.
Define Xerocole and give two examples.
Define parallelism and give two examples.
Define xerophyte and give two examples.
Define Phreatophytes and give two examples.
Name and describe the three main ways (3 E’s) plants and animals survive the desert.