Alignment to Standards for AZ


GradeNumberStandard
1 PO 1 Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.
1 PO 1 Identify the following characteristics of seasonal weather patterns: temperature, type of precipitation, wind,
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 Recognize that successful characteristics of populations are inherited traits that are favorable in a particular environment.
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 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 Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.
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 2 Describe observable changes in weather.



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