Alignment to Standards for AZ


GradeNumberStandard
1 PO 2 Compare the habitats (e.g., desert, forest, prairie, water, underground) in which plants and animals live.
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 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 1 Identify animal structures that serve different functions (e.g., sensory, defense, locomotion).
3 PO 1 Identify adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
3 PO 3 Explain the interrelationships among plants and animals in different environments: producers – plants, consumers – animals , decomposers – fungi, insects, bacteria
3 PO 4 Describe how plants and animals cause change in their environment.
3 PO 5 environmental factors (soil composition, range of temperature, quantity and quality of light or water) in the ecosystem may affect a member organism’s ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.
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 2 Classify animals by identifiable group characteristics: vertebrates – mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates – insects, arachnids
4 PO 3 Differentiate between weather and climate as they relate to the southwestern United States.
4 PO 4 Compare the landform regions of Arizona according to their physical features, plants, and animals.
4 PO 5 Describe how regions and places (e.g., Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Casa Grande Ruin, Canyon de Chelly, Yucatan Peninsula) have distinct characteristics.
K PO 1 Describe spatial relationships (i.e., above, below, next to, left, right, middle, center) of objects.
K PO 1 Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.
K PO 4 Identify land and water on maps, illustrations, images, and globes.
K,1 PO 1 Organize (e.g., compare, classify, and sequence) objects, organisms, and events according to various characteristics.



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