Hot Deserts GCSE Geography Resources & Revision Materials

Download the GCSE Geography Ecosystems: Hot Deserts Resources module

This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Ecosystems: Hot Deserts

Hot deserts are ecosystems that experience high temperatures and arid conditions. They are located near the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, between 15º and 30º north and south latitude. Geographic features are mostly made of sand, gravel, and rocks

This ​GCSE ​Ecosystems module introduces hot deserts to your students, explaining:

  • ​What are hot deserts and where are they located?
  • What are the different abiotic and biotic components of hot deserts?
  • What are the different biodiversity issues here?
  • What is desertification, and what causes this?
  • Why is the Sahara desert important?
  • What are the challenges of developing the Sahara desert?

Resource Examples

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