How big is the Sahara? How much
percentage of Africa does it cover?
It covers 3.3 million square miles and 25% of
What is the name of the tribe that lives in
Africa? Describe some of their customs.
Tuareg is the tribe that lives in
Africa. Their customs are making
beautiful veils and woman not
covering their heads for tradition.
List some of their meals they eat.
They eat scorpions plants and
anything else they can find.
List and briefly describe four animals that
live in the Sahara.
In the Sahara elephants, giraffes, camels and
scorpions. Elephants are big and fat that
usually eat plants. Scorpions have over 30
varieties of them. Giraffes have long necks so
they get the leaves in tall trees. Camels can
survive without water for 17 days.
Why is the oasis important?
The oasis has internet cafes.
List and describe three topographic
features found in the Sahara.
Mountains of sand, rocky streams,
& seas of sand.
What is the average temperature?
Over a hundred degrees in the
Where and when was the highest
temperature recorded? What was it?
136 degrees in El Aziza on
September 13, 1922
How much rainfall does the Sahara
receive each year?
4 inches of rain a year.
The Sahara engulfs or touches 11
countries. List them.
Algeria Chad Egypt Libya Mali
Morocco Niger Sudan Western
Sahara Mauritania Tunisia
11. What is the climate of the Sahara
It is very hot during the day but at
night it can get below freezing.