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.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.b. Cite examples of physical features that allow particular plants and animals to live in specific environments (e.g., duck has webbed feet, cactus has waxy coating).
V.3. Use a simple scheme to classify Utah plants and animals.
V.3.b. Use a simple classification system to classify unfamiliar Utah plants or animals (e.g., fish/amphibians/reptile/bird/mammal, invertebrate/vertebrate, tree/shrub/grass, deciduous/conifers).
V.4. Observe and record the behavior of Utah animals.
V.4.b. Describe how the behavior and adaptations of Utah mammals help them survive winter (e.g., obtaining food, building homes, hibernation, migration).