Alignment to Standards for AZ

1 PO 2 Compare the habitats (e.g., desert, forest, prairie, water, underground) in which plants and animals live.
1 PO 3 Describe how plants and animals within a habitat are dependent on each other.
1 PO 3 Identify observable similarities and differences (e.g., number of legs, body coverings, size) between/among different groups of animals.
2 PO 2 Recognize ways of protecting natural resources.
3 PO 2 Explain why a system may not work if a component is defective or missing.
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
3 PO 3 Cite examples of how a speciesÍ inability to adapt to changing conditions in the ecosystem led to the extinction of that species.
3 PO 5 environmental factors (soil composition, range of temperature, quantity and quality of light or water) in the ecosystem may affect a member organismÍs ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.
4 PO 1 Describe how science and technology (e.g., computers, air conditioning, medicine) have improved the lives of many people.
4 PO 1 natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments
4 PO 2 Classify animals by identifiable group characteristics: vertebrates _ mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates _ insects, arachnids
4 PO 2 Describe benefits and risks related to the use of technology.
4 PO 2 Evaluate the consequences of environmental occurrences that happen either rapidly (e.g., fire, flood, tornado) or over a long period of time (e.g., drought, melting ice caps, the greenhouse effect, erosion).
4 PO 3 Describe the impact of human modifications on the physical environment and ecosystems (e.g., dams, mining, air conditioning, irrigation, agricultural).
K,1 PO 1 Organize (e.g., compare, classify, and sequence) objects, organisms, and events according to various characteristics.

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