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S C O M P L E T E L Y C L E A N A I R D N
S M C I W V O E X T R E M O P H I L E S D
V O M M S O L T U G J M J M Q Q L R T O B
X I I T S H E A V I L Y P O L L U T E D G
K B S I T S P O L L U T E D I H Q B V H T
G I N V E R T E B R A T E S X E T W L C P
B O W V A S B J I X T O L I O S Q G X U M
W J B Q G K R C I C T F D Q J J C D H P H
T O R E L E A S E M O R E H E A T A Y C C
C L E A N W E L L O X Y G E N A T E D E N
B D B A L Q D D V U A T B N E R O N A C F
V N Q H P L I C H E N S D A F P F M V E Q
R W P O L L U T I O N I N D I C A T O R V
Q I V V F M E I M V U E X R V X W T P V E
O O B L O U H D P T J Q P O L L U T E D H
P U V C L L M C U L V A F J M K T H Y A C
T L P Q T X C Q G M V P Y P R D D H Q R T
B X U Y U M M K N J F G G X E E A D H M U
F D C R Y Y O Q O B G L Y R U T G C M V O
N V M R A N J P G G S N R X C C X B Q F N
I B M A F X J P X H L L H T F J S W C D C

Clues

  • if no lichens are growing, what does it tell us about the air? (3, 7, 8)
  • lots of species will be able to survive in water sort of stream? (5, 4, 10)
  • what can be used as water pollution indicators? (13)
  • what do we call a species that is sensitive to pollution? (9, 9)
  • what does it tell us if a low number of species are living in a stream? (3, 8)
  • what is the name for organisms living in extreme conditions? (13)
  • what sort of air can crusty lichens survive in? (8)
  • what sort of air do bushy lichens need? (10, 5, 3)
  • what type of plant is used to detect sulphur dioxide in the air? (7)
  • why do animals in hot climates have a large surface area to volume ratio? (2, 7, 4, 4)

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Swallowtail

Try using this set of three resources (under multi-tools heading) to test understanding of adaptation which is a topic found in all GSCE biology specifications. Some of three word answers in the crossword are challenging unless you have tackled the authors flash cards first. 

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