Alignment to Standards for NM

1 GEO-1)2.A.1 Understand maps and globes as representations of places and phenomena.
1 SC-1) living organisms inhabit various environments and have various external features to help them satisfy their needs (e.g., leaves, legs, claws).
1 SC-1) differences and similarities among living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).
1 SC-1) some parts of human bodies differ from similar parts of other animals (hands and feet/paws; ears).
1 SC-1) different climates (e.g., desert, arctic, rainforest).
2 GEO-2)2.A.1. Use a variety of maps to locate specific places and regions.
2 GEO-2)2.A.2 Identify major landforms, bodies of water, and other places of significance in selected countries, continents, and oceans.
2 GEO-2)2.D.1 Describe the physical processes that affect the EarthÍs features
2 SC-2) the environment influences some characteristics of living things (e.g., amount of sunlight required for plant growth).
3 GEO-3)2.A1 Identify and use the mapping tools of scale, compass rose, grid, symbols, and mental mapping to locate and draw places on maps and globes.
3 SC-3) an adaptation in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismÍs chance for survival (e.g., horned toads, chameleons, cacti, mushrooms).
3 SC-3) plants and animals have structures that serve different functions (e.g., shape of animalsÍ teeth).
3 SC-3) Classify common animals according to their observable characteristics (e.g., body coverings, structure).
4 GEO-4)2.D.2 four provinces (plains, mountains, plateau, and basin and range) that make up New MexicoÍs land surface (geographic conditions).
4 SC-4) different living organisms have distinctive structures and body systems that serve specific functions (e.g., walking, flying, swimming).
4 SC-4) in any particular environment some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well, and others cannot survive at all.
4 SC-4) a change in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismÍs chance of survival (e.g., a chameleon changes color, a turtle pulls its head into its shell, a plant grows toward the light).
4 SC-4) living organisms have developed characteristics to improve chances of survival (e.g., spines on cacti, long beaks on hummingbirds, good eyesight on hawks).
K GEO-K)2.B.1 Identify natural characteristics of places (e.g., climate, topography).
K GEO-K)2.C.2 natural characteristics of places: landforms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather).
K SC-K) major structures of common livings organisms (e.g., stems, leaves, and roots of plants; arms, wings, and legs of animals).
K SC-K) similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).

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