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EnhanceTV :: Study Guides :: Planet Earth: Deserts

Planet Earth: Deserts
Planet Earth: Deserts 
Planet Earth is a BBC production with five episodes in the first series, and a second series to follow in 2007. Each episode examines a range of environments, focussing on key species or relationships in each habitat, the challenges they face, the behaviours they exhibit and the adaptations that enable them to survive. Recent advances in photography are used to achieve some spectacular 'first sights' - in particular, stabilized aerial photography gives us remarkable views of migrating animals and the techniques used by their predators to hunt them.

Deserts cover a third of the world's land surface but they are very different in character. This episode starts in one of the most extreme, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia which lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. This is far from the common idea of desert, searing hot in summer and a freezing, dry landscape lightly dusted with snow in winter, it contains the last groups of wild bactrian camels which cruise the frigid slopes in search of food and mates.

The series is suitable for middle secondary students studying Science and SOSE/HSIE, and for senior secondary students of Biology, Environmental Science and Geography.

Learning Areas Geography & Nature, Science & Technology, Society & Culture,
Level Secondary, Tertiary
Price: Free

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