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Arizona State Symbols. Ms. Farrar’s 1 st Grade Social Studies Class. State Flower. State Bird. State Tree. State Flag. State Seal. Objectives. Teachers. Objectives:. Students will be able to identify the official flower, tree, bird, flag, and seal of the state of Arizona.

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Arizona state symbols

Arizona State Symbols

Ms. Farrar’s 1st Grade Social Studies Class

State Flower

State Bird

State Tree

State Flag

State Seal




  • Students will be able to identify the official flower, tree, bird, flag, and seal of the state of Arizona.

  • Students will be able to describe characteristics of each of these five state symbols.

State flower saguaro blossom
State Flower: Saguaro Blossom

  • The state flower is the saguaro

  • (su-wah-ro) blossom.

  • It is white with a yellow center.

  • Each flower blooms for one night only.

  • Blossom season is during May and June.

Click on the drawing of the saguaro blossom above to watch a movie.

State tree palo verde
State Tree: Palo Verde

  • The state tree is the paloverde(pal-oh ver-dee).

  • Palo verde is spanish for “green pole” or “green stick”.

  • The trunk, branches, and leaves are green, and the flowers are yellow.

Click the paloverde flower above to watch a video.

State bird cactus wren
State Bird: Cactus Wren

  • The cactus wren’s coloring is spotted brown and black with a white stripe near the eyes.

  • They build nests in saguaro and cholla (choy-uh) cactus and in paloverde and acacia (uh-kay-sha) trees.

  • The cactus wren is 7-8 inches long.

Click drawing of

cactus wren above to

see a video.

Arizona state flag
Arizona State Flag

  • The state flag of Arizona has a copper star in the center representing the copper mining industry in the state.

  • There are 13 red and yellow stripes representing the 13 original US colonies and the western setting sun.

  • The bottom is blue, representing liberty.

Arizona state seal
Arizona State Seal

  • The state seal was adopted in 1911.

  • The miner represents the state’s mining business.

  • The fields represent agriculture (farming).

  • The mountains and sun represent the comfortable climate.

Arizona state symbols

California Poppy

Hibiscus Flower



Arizona state symbols

  • The name for the state tree for Arizona.Arizona, Palo Verde, is Spanish and means:

    “Needs little water”

    “Green pole” or “green stick”

    “Yellow flowers”




Arizona state symbols

American Goldfinch


Cactus Wren

Arizona state standards
Arizona State Standards Arizona.

  • Social Studies Standard:

    • S3, C1, PO 6: Recognize state symbols of Arizona (e.g., bird, flower, tree, flag).

  • Technology Standard:

    • S1, C2, PO 2: Explore and identify models and simulations.

  • Information Literacy StandardFour

    The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

    Performance Indicators:

  • The information literate student applies new and prior information to the planning and creation of a particular product or performance. Outcomes Include:

    • Organizes the content in a manner that supports the purposes and format of the product or performance (e.g. outlines, drafts, storyboards)

    • Articulates knowledge and skills transferred from prior experiences to planning and creating the product or performance

    • Integrates the new and prior information, including quotations and paraphrasings, in a manner that supports the purposes of the product or performance

    • Manipulates digital text, images, and data, as needed, transferring them from their original locations and formats to a new context

  • NETS*T:

    2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

    a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.