The Atacama Desert

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The Atacama Desert


In this virtual experience, students will…

  • Explore the Atacama Desert.
  • Describe the location of the Atacama Desert.

Lesson overview

The Atacama Desert is located in the western part of the continent of South America. It is located in northern Chile, and also covers parts of the countries of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. It is one of the driest places in the world. Average rainfall in the desert is about 1 mm per year, with some areas never receiving any rain at all. In this virtual experience, you will visit the amazing Atacama Desert.



Lesson Plan

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