Alignment to Standards for AZ


GradeNumberStandard
1 PO 1 Describe the following basic Earth materials: rocks, soil, water,
1 PO 1 Identify examples of responsible citizenship in the school setting and in stories about the past and present.
1 PO 2 Identify resources that are renewable, recyclable, and non-renewable.
1 PO 2 Identify characteristics of maps and globes: compass rose, symbols, map key/legend
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 2a Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizenship: elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated
1 PO 3 Identify common uses (e.g., construction, decoration) of basic Earth materials (i.e., rocks, water, soil).
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.
1 PO 4 Identify the following as being natural resources: air, water, soil, trees, wildlife,
1 PO 5 Identify ways to conserve natural resources (e.g., reduce, reuse, recycle, find alternatives).
1,2 PO 1 Recognize different types of maps (e.g., political, physical) serve various purposes.
1,2 PO 4b Recognize characteristics of human and physical features: human (i.e., equator, North and South Poles)
1,2,3 PO 5a Locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images or globes: physical ((i.e., continent, ocean, river, lake, mountains, islands)
1,2,3 PO 5b Locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images or globes: human (i.e., equator, North and South poles, country)
1,2,3 PO 6a Recognize characteristics of human and physical features: physical (i.e., continent, ocean, river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert, gulf, bay, strait, plain, valley, volcano, peninsula)
2 PO 1 Identify animal structures that serve different functions (e.g., sensory, defense, locomotion).
2 PO 2 Recognize ways of protecting natural resources.
2 PO 3 Demonstrate that water can exist as a: gas – vapor, liquid – water, solid – ice,
2,3 PO 2 Interpret political and physical maps using the following elements: alpha numeric grids, title, compass rose - cardinal directions, key (legend), symbols
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
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 Identify the Earth processes that cause erosion.
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 1 Identify the sources of water within an environment (e.g., ground water, surface water, atmospheric water, glaciers).
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 2 Describe how currents and wind cause erosion and land changes.
4 PO 2 Describe the distribution of water on the Earth’s surface.
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 Describe the impact of human modifications on the physical environment and ecosystems (e.g., dams, mining, air conditioning, irrigation, agricultural).
4 PO 3 Describe the role that water plays in the processes that alter the Earth’s surface features: erosion, deposition, weathering
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.
5 PO 1 Explain the impacts of natural hazards on habitats (e.g., global warming, floods, asteroid or large meteor impacts).
K PO 1 Identify the origin of natural resources (e.g., fish from sea, minerals from the ground, wood from trees, food from farms).
K PO 1 Identify rocks, soil, and water as basic Earth materials.
K PO 2 Recognize that resources are renewable, recyclable, and non-renewable.
K PO 2 measurable characteristics (e.g., longer/shorter, lighter/heavier).
K PO 2a Recognize the rights and responsibilities of citizenship: elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated
K PO 4 Identify land and water on maps, illustrations, images, and globes.
K PO 5 Locate continents and oceans on a map or globe.



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