Alignment to Standards for AZ

1 PO 1 Identify the following characteristics of seasonal weather patterns: temperature, type of precipitation, wind,
1 PO 1 Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.
1 PO 2 Compare the habitats (e.g., desert, forest, prairie, water, underground) in which plants and animals live.
1 PO 2 Identify similarities and differences between animals and their parents.
1 PO 2 Compare the following observable features of living things: movement legs, wings, protection skin, feathers, tree bark, respiration lungs, gills, support plant stems, tree trunks,
1 PO 3 Identify observable similarities and differences (e.g., number of legs, body coverings, size) between/among different groups of animals.
2 PO 1 Identify animal structures that serve different functions (e.g., sensory, defense, locomotion).
2 PO 2 Describe the life cycles of various mammals.
2 PO 3 Compare the life cycles of various organisms.
3 PO 1 Identify adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
3 PO 2 beneficial and harmful impacts of natural events and human activities on the environment (e.g., forest fires, flooding, pesticides).
3 PO 3 Explain the interrelationships among plants and animals in different environments: producers plants, consumers animals , decomposers fungi, insects, bacteria
4 PO 1 natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments
4 PO 1 Compare structures in plants (e.g., roots, stems, leaves, flowers) and animals (e.g., muscles, bones, nerves) that serve different functions in growth and survival.
4 PO 1 Recognize that successful characteristics of populations are inherited traits that are favorable in a particular environment.
4 PO 2 Give examples of adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive. camouflage horned lizards, coyotes, mimicry Monarch and Viceroy butterflies, physical cactus spines, mutualism species of acacia that harbor ants, which repel other harmful ins
4 PO 3 Describe the impact of human modifications on the physical environment and ecosystems (e.g., dams, mining, air conditioning, irrigation, agricultural).
K PO 1 Describe that most plants and animals will grow to physically resemble their parents.
K PO 1 Identify the following aspects of weather: temperature, wind, precipitation, storms,
K PO 1 Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.
K PO 2 Describe observable changes in weather.

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