New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.3.8. 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.
5.3.8.C. Interdependence: All animals and most plants depend on both other organisms and their environment to meet their basic needs.
Symbiotic interactions among organisms of different species can be classified as: Producer/consumer; Predator/prey; Parasite/host; Scavenger/prey; Decomposer/prey
5.3.8.C.1. Model the effect of positive and negative changes in population size on a symbiotic pairing.