New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.3.4. Life Science: Life science principles are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of the complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Order in natural systems arises in accordance with rules that govern the physical world, and the order of natural systems can be modeled and predicted through the use of mathematics.
5.3.4.C. Interdependence: All animals and most plants depend on both other organisms and their environment to meet their basic needs.
Organisms can only survive in environments in which their needs are met. Within ecosystems, organisms interact with and are dependent on their physical and living environment.
5.3.4.C.1. Predict the biotic and abiotic characteristics of an unfamiliar organism's habitat.