Homework for the week of May 20th - May 24th,2019

USJ Government
Social Studies
Field Trips
Washington DC
Animal Corner
Secret Garden
Supply List


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



*Study for Math 4-Today Test

*Study Science Vocabulary


*Every night students must read at least 30 minutes & do activity or read 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
  • May 27th - Memorial Day -No School

    • June 18th - Science EOG
    • June 19th - ELA EOG
    • June 20th - Math EOG
    • June 28th - 12:30 Award Ceremony / 5th Grade Celebration
    • June 28th - Last Day of School

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

    Quizlet Science Study Links

    First Quarter

    Second Quarter

    Third Quarter

    Fourth Quarter

    Weather Vocabulary

    First Quarter

    • Week 1
    • Earth's Axis
      Imaginary, vertical line through the middle of the Earth between the North and South Poles; Earth rotates around it.
      Tilt of the Earth
      Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degrees. The main reason there are seasons on earth.
      Imaginary line around the middle of the earth; assigned a 0 degree latitude.
      Half of a sphere; the earth is divided into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres by the equator.
      The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.
      The distance north or south of the equator; for example, Raleigh, NC, is located at approximately 36 degrees N, which indicates its’ location is north of the equator.
      To spin; Earth rotates on its axis; one rotation of Earth is approximately 24 hours (1 day).
      elliptical orbit; one revolution around the sun is approximately 365 days (1 year).
      The average weather conditions over a long period of time in an area.
      The stat of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
      Weather System
      All the parts of weather - temperature, precipitation, air pressure, wind speed and direction.

    • Week 2
    • Water Cycle
      The continuous process of water moving from Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back to earth.
      Change from a liquid to a water vapor (gas).
      Water Vapor
      Water as a gas.
      Changing from water vapor (gas) to liquid.
      Form of water (rain, snow, sleet, hail) that falls from the clouds to earth.
      Excess water from falling precipitation or melting that the soil cannot absorb due to over saturation. Runs off into streams, lakes, oceans, if possible.
      Water evaporating from the leaves of plants (pleat sweat).
      The amount of water vapor in the air.
      The process in which energy is emitted by particles or waves.
      The transfer of heat by the movement of a liquid or gas.
      Convection Current/Cell
      A cycle of rising and falling air or liquid.

    • Week 3
    • Meteorologist
      A scientist who studies weather patterns and forecasts upcoming weather.
      Predicting upcoming weather based on scientific evidence using weather instruments.
      Wind Vane
      An instrument used to determine wind direction.
      Rain Gauge
      An instrument used to measure precipitation.
      An instrument used to determine the amount of water in the air (humidity).
      An instrument used to measure air pressure.
      An instrument used to measure wind speed.
      An instrument used to measure temperature.
      Measurement in degrees of how warm or cold something is.

    • Week 4
    • Cloud
      A large collection of tiny water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere.
      Mid level clouds that look puffy like cotton that indicate "fair" weather.
      Low level clouds that look like layers or a gray blanket and indicates overcast weather; may produce precipitation.
      High thin wispy clouds that indicate a change in the weather.
      Towering, anvil shaped clouds that indicate thunderstorms. Can be dark in color.
      A stratus cloud close to the ground.

    • Week 5
    • Sun
      The source of all energy on earth.
      Movement of air caused by heating and cooling.
      Global Wind
      Air that moves across large distances in the atmosphere impacting the weather. Examples include Polar Easterlies, Prevailing Westerlies, and Trade Winds.
      Prevailing Westerlies
      Air that blows west to east in the middle latitudes, including in North Carolina.
      Trade Winds
      Air that blows near the equator. Blows east to west.
      Local Winds
      Air that moves across small distances close to earth’s surface (i.e. a breeze across a playground).
      Land Breeze
      A convection current where air flows from land to sea during the night.
      Sea Breeze
      A convection current where air flows from sea to land during the day.
      El Nino
      The surface water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean gets warmer. This causes flooding on the west coast of the Americas.
      La Nina
      The surface water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean gets cooler.

    • Week 6
    • Jet Stream
      A current of fast moving air high in the atmosphere that is shifted by hot and cold air masses. Moves weather across the globe.
      High Pressure System
      High pressure brings fair weather, sunny skies, and light winds.
      Low Pressure System
      Low Pressure brings storms, strong winds, and changing weather.
      Air Mass
      A large region of the atmosphere where the air has similar properties throughout, such as temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
      A boundary between two air masses.
      Cold Front
      A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) moving so that the colder air replaces the warmer air.
      Warm Front
      A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) moving so that the warmer air replaces the colder air.
      Stationary Front
      A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) that doesn’t move.

    • Week 7
    • Elevation
      The height above sea level.
      Sea Level
      Where the ocean meets the land; zero elevation.
      Direct Sunlight
      Sun rays that strike the earth with more intensity near the equator.
      Indirect Sunlight
      Sun rays that strike the earth with less intensity due to the tilt of the earth and the curve of its’ surface.
      To take in (dark colors absorb rays of light).
      To bounce off (light colors reflect sunlight).