Posted by Joy on 3/15/2011
Interaction of Living Things
(Biotic/Symbiotic Relationships) Spinwheel Worksheet
Classify the interaction of living things being described by filling the blanks with:
commensalism, competition, mutualism, parasitism, or predation.
Fungus and lichens live together. The fungus gets food from the algae
while the algae gets a place to live.
The parasitic roundworm anchors itself to the wall of the intestine and causes diseases to the organisms.
Spiders create their webs on stems and trunks of plants.
A mouse is captured and eaten by an owl.
Two angelfish are struggling for the best territory in a small fishbowl.
Cheetahs and lions feed on the same prey.
Insects get nectar from flowers. They also transfer the pollen that gets
stuck in their bodies to another flower.
Orchids perch on sturdier plants. They cause no harm to the host plant.
They benefit simply from being exposed to sunlight.
The waste plant sap produced by aphids are used by ants for nutrition. The ants protect the aphids from parasites.
An oyster attaches itself to a mangrove. The oyster has a place to live,
but the mangrove is unharmed.
Many bacteria live in the human intestines. These bacteria feed on the food in
our guts without harming us.
The sea lamprey uses its oral disc to attach itself to a larger fish, bores a hole through the fishís flesh, and sucks its blood.
A lion devours a deer.
A snake catches and swallows a frog.
Chimpanzees fight to achieve
supremacy in the tribe.
The shrimp digs to burrow itself and the goby fish. In case of danger, the goby fish touches the shrimp with its tail to warn it.
Dodder plants have root like structures that penetrate the vascular bundles of other
plants to get nutrients..
Hermit crabs use gastropodís shells to protect their bodies without being harmed.
A remora fish attaches itself to sharks. When the shark eats, it eats the scraps. The shark does not harm the remora fish.
Amoeba in humans causes infection that leads to liver abscesses and dysentery.
Ticks attach firmly to the skin of other animals to draw blood.
The Nile crocodile, with its mouth open, permits the Egyptian plover bird
to feed on any leeches attached to its gum.
A fly is trapped in a spiderís web.
Yellow rattle plant gets some of its nutrients from the roots of
Ten tomato plants are grown in one small
pot with limited amount of soil.
A frog catches a grasshopper.
27. The territorial clownfish lives in sea anemones. They protect each other
from their predators.
A tomato hornworm is covered with cocoons of pupating beaconed wasps. It dies as the wasps pupate.
A short plant receives less sunlight because it is shaded by a tall plant.
Torsalo flies catch smaller flies so they can glue their eggs on them. The captive flies are released unharmed, but carry the eggs until they land
on a host.