Homework for the week of November 13th - 17th,2018

USJ Government
 
Subjects
Math
Reading
Science
Social Studies
Writing
Inventions
P.E.
 
Field Trips
Washington DC
 
Fun
Animal Corner
Secret Garden
Scrapbook
 
Administrative
Schedule
Roster
Supply List
Recognition
 

Home
 

Note: all class work not completed in class is considered homework

MON TUE WED THU FRI
  • No School

 

 

 

  • Math - Divide Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions Journal Prompt
  • Scrapbook Page
  • Math - Divide Whole Number by Unit Fraction Independent Practice

 

  • Study for Science Vocab Test
  • Study for Math 4-Today
  • Math - Divide Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions Homework

 

 
*Every night students must read at least 30 minutes & do activity or ready 40 minutes & no activity and fill out reading log to be recorded on their profile cards. All forms needed to do this activity can be found on the Reading page.

Reading is not considered part of the WCPSS's 50 minute homework time for 5th grade.
Happening this week! Upcoming projects and events
  • November 13th - Veteran's Day - No School
  • November 16th - In School Field Trip - Weather

*As time lines are determined, more will be added to this section...

Quizlet Science Study Links

Week 1 Science Vocabulary- Quizlet

Week 2 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 3 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 4 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 5 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 6 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 7 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

Week 8 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Q Week 1 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Quarter Week 2 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Quarter Week 3 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Quarter Week 4 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Quarter Week 5 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet

2nd Quarter Week 6 Science Vocabulary - Quizlet


Ecosystem Vocabulary

Week 1

Ecology
the study of Ecosystems
Ecosystem
All the living and non-living things in an area and their interactions with each other.
Habitat
the place where a population lives.
Environment
everything that surrounds an organism and influences it
Organism:
a living thing
Biotic factors
living things in an ecosystem such as plants and animals
Biotic factors
: living things in an ecosystem such as plants and animals
Abiotic factors
nonliving things in an ecosystem such as light, air, and soil
Niche
the specific role an organism plays within its ecosystem
Consumer
an organism that gets it energy by eating other organisms
Decomposer
an organism that gets its energy from breaking down decaying organic material into nutrients for an ecosystem; nature’s recycler
Producer
any organism that makes it own food through photosynthesis
Bacteria
a decomposer that helps in the recycling process
Fungi
a decomposer that helps in the natural recycling process; i.e. mushrooms

Week 2

Aquatic
having to do with water
Terrestrial
having to do with land or the Earth
Aquarium
a glass or plastic container in which aquatic organisms can live and be observed
Terrarium
a closed class or plastic container in which terrestrial organisms can live and be observed
Biome
a very large ecological area on the Earth’s surface; there are 6 of these
Taiga
a cool forest biome of conifers in the upper northern hemisphere
Temperate/Deciduous Forest
a forest biome with many kinds of trees that lose their leaves each Autumn (Fall); the biome we live in
Savannah/Grassland
a biome where grasses, not trees, are the main plant life; large herbivores live here
Tropical rainforest
a hot, humid biome near the equator with much rainfall and large variety of life
Tundra
a cold treeless biome of the far north marked by spongy topsoil
Desert
a sandy or rocky biome with little precipitation and little plant life
Sediment
tiny bits of soil that are often transported by water or wind
Elodea
:a producer that is an aquatic plant, often called “water weeds”
Germination
process by which seeds swell up, begin to sprout and develop roots
Biodiversity
a wide variety of organisms

Week 3

Prey
the victim of the predator---hunted and killed by a predator
Predator
an animal that hunts and consumes another animal for food
Carnivore
a consumer which gets its energy by eating only meat/animal flesh
Herbivore
a consumer which gets its energy by eating only plants and vegetation
Omnivore
a consumer which gets its energy by eating both plants and meat/animal flesh
Dependent relationships
relying on another; for example: plants rely on sun for its light
Interdependent relationships
relying on one another; for example: animals eat plants as a food source but plants depend on animals for carbon dioxide
Adaptation
a change in order to fit in a new situation or use
Radiation
a way that energy is transferred from the sun to the Earth
Photosynthesis
the process in which plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight to create sugar for themselves for food
Trade off
the act of giving up one things in order to get another
Transpiration
the process through which plants release water into the environment (aka plant sweat)

Week 4

Individual
A single member of a species
Population
All the members of one species in an area.
Community
All the populations living in one area.
Algae Blooms
When too many algae crowd the water and block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses. This is caused by too many nutrients in the water from sewer drainage and fertilizer run off
Freshwater Ecosystem
An aquatic ecosystems that is composed of drinkable water. Comes from lakes, ponds, and streams.
Saltwater
An aquatic ecosystem that is composed of salt water. Comes from oceans and estuaries.
Watershed
An area of land whose waters all drain into the same place.
Estuary
The mouth of a large river where the river meets the ocean. Creates brackish water.
Brackish
A mix of salt and freshwater.

Week 5

Food Chain
Shows the flow of the Sun’s energy from one organisms to another
Food Web
Overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
First Level/Primary Consumer
The first consumer in a food chain or food web
Second Level/Secondary Consumer
The second consumer in a food chain or food web
Third Level/Tertiary Consumer
The third consumer in a food chain or food web
Energy Pyramid
A model that shows the flow of energy from the producer to top consumer
Coexist
To live together in the same environment

Week 6

Model
Representation of objects or processes that function like, describe, or explain the real thing.
Fair Test
Altering or changing only one variable in an experiment
Variable
The part of an experiment that is changed or tested
Control
the part of an experiment that stays the same
Fertile
Rich in nutrients; often used to describe soil
Pollutant
A harmful or unpleasant substance which can have negative effects on an ecosystem when spread through the air, water, soil.
Increased Nutrients
Added to the environment can create algae blooms which can limit existing organisms in an aquatic community
Acid Rain
Moisture that falls to the earth after being mixed with waste from burned fosil fuel.
pH Level
Measured on a scale of 0-14. 7 is neutral, 0-6 is acid (i.e. orange juice), 8-14 is basic (i.e.milk)
Conservation
Sensible use of the earth’s resources to avoid harming the environment.