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The Sonoran Desert, Arizona Upland
This tutorial explains the ecosystem of the Arizona Upland region of the Sonoran Desert and describes the plants and animals that live there. Students will discover the interactions of the living and non-living parts of the ecosystem. There is an interactive glossary within the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Glossary
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-546
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Organisms and environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Harcourt School Publishers