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Standard IV - Utah Ecosystems

Standard: Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.

Objective 1: Describe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
Objective 2: Describe the common plants and animals found in Utah environments and how these organisms have adapted to the environment in which they live.
Objective 3: Use a simple scheme to classify Utah plants and animals.
Objective 4: Observe and record the behavior of Utah animals.

Science Benchmark
Utah has diverse plant and animal life that is adapted to and interacts in areas that can be described as wetlands, forests, and deserts. The characteristics of the wetlands, forests, and deserts influence which plants and animals survive best there. Living and nonliving things in these areas are classified based on physical features.