Questions to Answer

What are the two large California cities located in the Mojave Desert?

Wikipedia Mojave

What are the two heavily irrigated valleys in the Colorado Desert?

Wikipedia Colorado

List two interesting facts about the Great Basin desert.

Wikipedia Great Basin

California Desert Resources (click picture)

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Desert Region

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Desert Video

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Tour of the Desert Region

California's Desert Region are characteristic of their warm, dry weather. There are three main deserts in California: the Mojave desert, the Colorado desert, and the Great Basin desert. Deserts have very little rainfall. There are high deserts and low deserts. This is based on their elevations. The Mojave Desert and the Great Basin deserts are high desert regions because the elevation can range up to 11,000 feet. The Colorado Desert is a low desert because its elevation ranges are 1000 feet or lower.

The navigation links located to the left will be available on each page. This will allow you to travel from region to region comparing and contrasting the features of each. You may jump back and forth from each page as often as you like. This is one of the many benefits of a virtual field trip.

Learner Description

This virtual field trip of the California Land Regions was designed for students in the upper elementary grades. It would also be appropriate for older students and educators.