AZ.SC03-S4. Life Science
SC03-S4C1. Characteristics of Organisms: Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function.
SC03-S4C1-01. Describe the function of the following plant structures: roots - absorb nutrients; stems - provide support; leaves - synthesize food; flowers - attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction.
SC03-S4C2. Life Cycles: Understand the life cycles of plants and animals.
SC03-S4C2-01. Compare life cycles of various plants (e.g., conifers, flowering plants, ferns).
SC03-S4C2-02. Explain how growth, death, and decay are part of the plant life cycle.
SC03-S4C3. Organisms and Environments: Understand the relationships among various organisms and their environment.
SC03-S4C3-05. Describe how environmental factors (e.g., 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.
SC03-S4C4. Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior: Identify plant and animal adaptations.
SC03-S4C4-01. Identify adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
SC03-S4C4-02. Describe ways that species adapt when introduced into new environments.