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What do you call land from which all the water in an area drains to a specific point?
watershed
What do you call animals that do not have a backbone?
invertebrates
What is the word that describes plants and animals living on the bottom of a body of water?
benthos
What term describes objects visible to the naked eye?
macro
What word means not visible to the naked eye?
micro
What is the name for the place where an organism naturally lives or grows?
habitat
What are the three main parts of an insect other than the head and abdomen?
thorax
What are the three parts of an insect?
head
thorax
abdomen
All adult insects have how many pairs of legs?
three
What does BMI stand for?
benthic macroinvertebrate
An animal living in a stream or river with moving water lives in what type of habitat?
lotic
An organism living in a swamp, pond, or lake with standing water lives in what type of habitat?
lentic
What is one part of an insect other than the head and abdomen?
thorax
What structure allows benthic macroinvertebrates to survive underwater?
gills