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Arizona Standards Alignment

We Cover 96% of the Academic Standards for Students in Arizona.

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Changing the Shape of Land; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.E1U1.4Earth and Space SciencesObserve and investigate how wind and water change the shape of the land resulting in a variety of landforms.1
Communication Over Distances; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.P2U1.1Physical SciencesInvestigate how senses can detect light, sound, and vibrations even when they come from far away; use the collected evidence to develop and support an explanation.1
Parts of a Plant; External Animal Parts; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.L1U1.6Life SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how organisms use different body parts for survival.1
Heating and Cooling; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.P1U1.2Physical SciencesPlan and carry out investigations to gather evidence to support an explanation on how heating or cooling can cause a phase change in matter.1
Heating and Cooling; Sunlight Warms the Earth; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.P4U1.3Physical SciencesObtain, evaluate and communicate information about ways heat energy can cause change in objects or materials.1
Introduction to Light; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.P2U1.1Physical SciencesPlan and carry out investigations demonstrating the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light and predict how objects with similar properties will affect the beam of light.1
Introduction to Sound; Communication Over Distances; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.P2U1.2Physical SciencesUse models to provide evidence that vibrating matter creates sound and sound can make matter vibrate.1
Introduction to Traits; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L3U1.9Life SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support an evidence-based explanation that plants and animals produce offspring of the same kind, but offspring are generally not identical to each other or their parents.1
Introduction to Weather; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.E1U1.3Earth and Space SciencesObserve, record, and ask questions about temperature, precipitation, and other weather data to identify patterns or changes in local weather.1
Living vs. Non-Living Things; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.L2U1.8Life SciencesObserve, ask questions, and explain the differences between the characteristics of living and non-living things.1
Maps of Landforms; Oceans, Lakes and Rivers; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.E1U1.5Earth and Space SciencesDevelop and use models to represent that water can exist in different states and is found in oceans, glaciers, lakes, rivers, ponds, and the atmosphere.1
Natural Resources; Plant Growth Conditions; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.E1U1.5Earth and Space SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of Earth materials and investigate how humans use natural resources in everyday life.1
AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.P2U2.2Physical SciencesDesign and evaluate a tool that helps people extend their senses.1
Patterns in the Sky; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.E2U1.5Earth and Space SciencesObserve and ask questions about patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky.1
Patterns in the Sky; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.E2U1.8Earth and Space SciencesObserve and explain the Sun’s position at different times during a twenty-four-hour period and changes in the apparent shape of the Moon from one night to another.1
Plant Growth Conditions; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L2U1.8Life SciencesConstruct an explanation describing how organisms obtain resources from the environment including materials that are used again by other organisms.1
Plant Growth Conditions; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.L2U1.9Life SciencesObtain, analyze, and communicate evidence that organisms need a source of energy, air, water, and certain temperature conditions to survive.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.L2U1.10Life SciencesDevelop a model representing how life on Earth depends on energy from the Sun and energy from other organisms.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Habitats; Animals Need Food; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L2U2.7Life SciencesDevelop and use models about how living things use resources to grow and survive; design and evaluate habitats for organisms using earth materials.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal; Plants Need Water And Light; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L1U1.6Life SciencesObserve, describe, and predict life cycles of animals and plants.1
Pushes and Pulls; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.P3U1.3Physical SciencesPlan and carry out investigations which demonstrate how equal forces can balance objects and how unequal forces can push, pull, or twist objects, making them change their speed, direction, or shape.1
Four Seasons and Day Length; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.E1U1.4Earth and Space SciencesObserve, describe, ask questions, and predict seasonal weather patterns; and how those patterns impact plants and animals (including humans).1
Four Seasons and Day Length; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.E1U2.6Earth and Space SciencesAnalyze patterns in weather conditions of various regions of the world and design, test, and refine solutions to protect humans from severe weather conditions.1
The Five Senses; Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry); External Animal Parts; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsKindergartenK.L1U1.7Life SciencesObserve, ask questions, and explain how specialized structures found on a variety of plants and animals (including humans) help them sense and respond to their environment.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.P1U1.1Physical SciencesPlan and carry out an investigation to determine that matter has mass, takes up space, and is recognized by its observable properties; use the collected evidence to develop and support an explanation.1
Timescale of Earth's Events; Changing the Shape of Land; Reducing Our Impact on Earth; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSecond Grade2.E1U3.7Earth and Space SciencesConstruct an argument from evidence regarding positive and negative changes in water and land systems that impact humans and the environment.1
AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.P4U2.4Physical SciencesDesign and evaluate ways to increase or reduce heat from friction between two objects.1
Parts of a Plant; External Animal Parts; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L4U1.10Life SciencesDevelop a model to describe how animals and plants are classified into groups and subgroups according to their similarities.1
Fossils & Extinction;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFirst Grade1.L4U3.11Life SciencesAsk questions and explain how factors can cause species to go extinct.1
Light Reflection & Vision; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.P2U1.1Physical SciencesAsk questions and investigate the relationship between light, objects, and the human eye.2
AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.P2U1.2Physical SciencesPlan and carry out an investigation to explore how sound waves affect objects at varying distances.2
Energy Transfer;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.P4U1.3Physical SciencesDevelop and use models to describe how light and sound waves transfer energy.2
How Do We Use Food; Sun and Other Stars;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.E1U1.4Earth and Space SciencesConstruct an explanation describing how the Sun is the primary source of energy impacting Earth systems.2
Structure of Living Things;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.L1U1.5Life SciencesDevelop and use models to explain that plants and animals (including humans) have internal and external structures that serve various functions that aid in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.2
Brain Processing of Senses;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.L2U1.6Life SciencesPlan and carry out investigations to demonstrate ways plants and animals react to stimuli.2
Food Webs; How Do We Use Food; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.L2U1.7Life SciencesDevelop and use system models to describe the flow of energy from the Sun to and among living organisms.2
Ecosystems; Animal Group Behavior;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsThird Grade3.L2U1.8Life SciencesConstruct an argument from evidence that organisms are interdependent.2
Energy Transfer;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.P4U1.1Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model to demonstrate how a system transfers energy from one object to another even when the objects are not touching.2
Electricity & Circuits;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.P4U1.2Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model that explains how energy is moved from place to place through electric currents.2
Magnets & Static Electricity;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.P2U1.3Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model to demonstrate magnetic forces.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.P4U3.4Physical SciencesEngage in argument from evidence on the use and impact of renewable and nonrenewable resources to generate electricity.2
Natural Disasters; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U1.5Earth and Space SciencesUse models to explain seismic waves and their effect on the Earth.2
Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U1.6Earth and Space SciencesPlan and carry out an investigation to explore and explain the interactions between Earth’s major systems and the impact on Earth’s surface materials and processes.2
Earth's Landscapes;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U1.7Earth and Space SciencesDevelop and/or revise a model using various rock types, fossil location, and landforms to show evidence that Earth’s surface has changed over time.2
Weather vs. Climate;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U1.8Earth and Space SciencesCollect, analyze, and interpret data to explain weather and climate patterns.2
Water Quality & Distribution;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U3.9Earth and Space SciencesConstruct and support an evidence-based argument about the availability of water and its impact on life.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.E1U2.10Earth and Space SciencesDefine problem(s) and design solution(s) to minimize the effects of natural hazards.2
Adaptations and the Environment; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFourth Grade4.L4U1.11Life SciencesAnalyze and interpret environmental data to demonstrate that species either adapt and survive, or go extinct over time.2
Particle Nature of Matter; Conservation of Matter;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P1U1.1Physical SciencesAnalyze and interpret data to explain that matter of any type can be subdivided into particles too small to see and, in a closed system, if properties change or chemical reactions occur, the amount of matter stays the same.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P1U1.2Physical SciencesPlan and carry out investigations to demonstrate that some substances combine to form new substances with different properties and others can be mixed without taking on new properties.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P2U1.3Physical SciencesConstruct an explanation using evidence to demonstrate that objects can affect other objects even when they are not touching.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P3U1.4Physical SciencesObtain, analyze, and communicate evidence of the effects that balanced and unbalanced forces have on the motion of objects.2
Collisions; Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P3U2.5Physical SciencesDefine problems and design solutions pertaining to force and motion.2
Energy Transfer;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.P4U1.6Physical SciencesAnalyze and interpret data to determine how and where energy is transferred when objects move.2
Moon & Its Phases; Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; Sun and Other Stars;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.E2U1.7Earth and Space SciencesDevelop, revise, and use models based on evidence to construct explanations about the movement of the Earth and Moon within our solar system.2
Gravity Pulls Things Down (Catagorized in K-2)AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.E2U1.8Earth and Space SciencesObtain, analyze, and communicate evidence to support an explanation that the gravitational force of Earth on objects is directed toward the planet’s center.2
Variation of Traits; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.L3U1.9Life SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information about patterns between the offspring of plants, and the offspring of animals (including humans); construct an explanation of how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next.2
Ecosystems; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.L3U1.10Life SciencesConstruct an explanation based on evidence that the changes in an environment can affect the development of the traits in a population of organisms.2
Ecosystems; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.L4U3.11Life SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate evidence about how natural and human-caused changes to habitats or climate can impact populations.2
Variation of Traits; Animal Group Behavior; Adaptations and the Environment; AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsFifth Grade5.L4U3.12Life SciencesConstruct an argument based on evidence that inherited characteristics can be affected by behavior and/or environmental conditions.2
Air Masses & Weather FrontsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.E1U2.7Earth and Space SciencesAnalyze and interpret data to construct an explanation for how advances in technology has improved weather prediction.3
Causes of SeasonsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.E2U1.10Earth and Space SciencesUse a model to show how the tilt of Earth’s axis causes variations in the length of the day and gives rise to seasons.3
Earth's Orbit & RotationAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.E2U1.8Earth and Space SciencesDevelop and use models to explain how constellations and other night sky patterns appear to move due to Earth’s rotation and revolution.3
Human Impacts on the EnvironmentAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.E1U3.8Earth and Space SciencesConstruct and support an argument about how human consumption of limited resources impacts the biosphere.3
Photosynthesis & Respiration; Intro to Climate ChangeAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.E1U1.6Earth and Space SciencesInvestigate and construct an explanation demonstrating that radiation from the Sun provides energy and is absorbed to warm the Earth’s surface and atmosphere.3
Predicting Natural DisastersAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.E1U3.7Earth and Space SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information about data and historical patterns to predict natural hazards and other geological events.3
Rock Layers (Geologic Time); The Fossil RecordAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.E1U1.6Earth and Space SciencesAnalyze and interpret data about the Earth’s geological column to communicate relative ages of rock layers and fossils.3
Solar & Lunar Eclipses; Causes of SeasonsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.E2U1.9Earth and Space SciencesDevelop and use models to construct an explanation of how eclipses, moon phases, and tides occur within the Sun-Earth-Moon system.3
Tectonic PlatesAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.E1U1.6Earth and Space SciencesConstruct a model to explain how the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures provides evidence of the past plate motions.3
The Solar SystemAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.E2U1.7Earth and Space SciencesUse ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system.3
Water Cycle (6-8 Version); Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of EnergyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.E1U1.5Earth and Space SciencesConstruct a model that shows the cycling of matter and flow of energy in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.3
BiotechnologyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.L3U3.10Life SciencesCommunicate how advancements in technology have furthered the field of genetic research and use evidence to support an argument about the positive and negative effects of genetic research on human lives.3
Competition in EcosystemsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.L2U1.13Life SciencesDevelop and use models to demonstrate the interdependence of organisms and their environment including biotic and abiotic factors.3
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of EnergyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.L2U1.14Life SciencesConstruct a model that shows the cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems.3
Human Impacts on the Environment; Maintaining BiodiversityAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.L2U3.11Life SciencesUse evidence to construct an argument regarding the impact of human activities on the environment and how they positively and negatively affect the competition for energy and resources in ecosystems.3
Multicellular OrganismsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.L1U1.10Life SciencesDevelop and use a model to explain how cells, tissues, and organ systems maintain life (animals).3
Natural SelectionAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.L2U3.12Life SciencesEngage in argument from evidence to support a claim about the factors that cause species to change and how humans can impact those factors.3
Natural SelectionAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.L4U1.11Life SciencesDevelop and use a model to explain how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.3
Natural SelectionAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.L4U1.12Life SciencesGather and communicate evidence on how the process of natural selection provides an explanation of how new species can evolve.3
Photosynthesis & Respiration;AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.L2U1.12Life SciencesConstruct an explanation for how some plant cells convert light energy into food energy.3
Plant & Animal CellsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.L1U1.8Life SciencesObtain, evaluate, and communicate information to provide evidence that all living things are made of cells, cells come from existing cells, and cells are the basic structural and functional unit of all living things.3
Plant & Animal CellsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.L1U1.9Life SciencesConstruct an explanation to demonstrate the relationship between major cell structures and cell functions (plant and animal).3
Reproduction of Living ThingsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.L3U1.9Life SciencesConstruct an explanation of how genetic variations occur in offspring through the inheritance of traits or through mutations.3
AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.L1U1.11Life SciencesConstruct an explanation for how organisms maintain internal stability and evaluate the effect of the external factors on organisms’ internal stability.3
Atoms & MoleculesAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.P1U1.3Physical SciencesDevelop and use models to represent that matter is made up of smaller particles called atoms.3
Chemical ReactionsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.P1U1.1Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model to demonstrate that atoms and molecules can be combined or rearranged in chemical reactions to form new compounds with the total number of each type of atom conserved.3
Electric & Magnetic FieldsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.P2U1.4Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model to predict how forces act on objects at a distance.3
Electric & Magnetic FieldsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.P2U1.1Physical SciencesCollect and analyze data demonstrating how electromagnetic forces can be attractive or repulsive and can vary in strength.3
Electric & Magnetic FieldsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.P2U1.2Physical SciencesDevelop and use a model to predict how forces act on objects at a distance.3
Energy TransferAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.P4U1.3Physical SciencesConstruct an explanation on how energy can be transferred from one energy store to another.3
Gravitational Forces Between ObjectsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.P3U1.3Physical SciencesPlan and carry out an investigation that can support an evidence-based explanation of how objects on Earth are affected by gravitational force.3
Intro to Thermal EnergyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.P1U1.1Physical SciencesAnalyze and interpret data to show that changes in states of matter are caused by different rates of movement of atoms in solids, liquids, and gases (Kinetic Theory).3
Intro to Thermal EnergyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.P1U1.2Physical SciencesPlan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate that variations in temperature and/or pressure affect changes in state of matter.3
Newton’s Laws of MotionAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSeventh Grade7.P3U1.4Physical SciencesUse non-algebraic mathematics and computational thinking to explain Newton’s laws of motion.3
Potential vs. Kinetic EnergyAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsSixth Grade6.P4U2.5Physical SciencesAnalyze how humans use technology to store (potential) and/or use (kinetic) energy.3
Properties of ElementsAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.P1U1.2Physical SciencesObtain and evaluate information regarding how scientists identify substances based on unique physical and chemical properties.3
Wave Reflection, Absorption & TransmittanceAZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.P4U1.4Physical SciencesDevelop and use mathematical models to explain wave characteristics and interactions.3
AZ High Academic Standards for StudentsEighth Grade8.P4U2.5Physical SciencesDevelop a solution to increase efficiency when transferring energy from one source to another.3

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