Standards for AZ

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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 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 2 Compare celestial objects (Sun, Moon, stars) & transient objects in the sky (clouds, birds, airplanes, contrails).
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 3 observable changes that occur in the sky, (clouds forming and moving, the position of the Moon).
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).
3 PO 1 Identify adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
3 PO 1 Locate major physical and human features from content studied (e.g., Greece, Canada, Spain, United States) on maps and globes.
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 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 organismês ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.
3 PO 6b human (i.e., Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and South Poles, city)
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 1 natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments
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 Describe the impact of extreme natural events (e.g., fires, volcanoes, floods, droughts) on human and physical environments.
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 Differentiate between weather and climate as they relate to the southwestern United States.
4 PO 4 Earthês surface changes: rapid _ earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, slow _ wind, 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 following aspects of weather: temperature, wind, precipitation, storms,
K PO 1 Recognize the differences between maps and globes.
K PO 2 Describe observable changes in weather.
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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