Utah Core Standards
UT.V. Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
V.1. Describe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
V.1.a. Compare the physical characteristics (e.g., precipitation, temperature, and surface terrain) of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
V.1.b. Describe Utah's wetlands (e.g., river, lake, stream, and marsh areas where water is a major feature of the environment) forests (e.g., oak, pine, aspen, juniper areas where trees are a major feature of the environment), and deserts (e.g., areas where the lack of water provided an environment where plants needing little water are a major feature of the environment).
V.1.c. Locate examples of areas that have characteristics of wetlands, forests, or deserts in Utah.
V.1.d. Based upon information gathered, classify areas of Utah that are generally identified as wetlands, forests, or deserts.
V.1.e. Create models of wetlands, forests, and deserts.
V.2. Describe the common plants and animals found in Utah environments and how these organisms have adapted to the environment in which they live.
V.2.a. Identify common plants and animals that inhabit Utah's forests, wetlands, and deserts.
V.2.d. Identify the effect elevation has on types of plants and animals that live in a specific wetland, forest, or desert.