Homework for the week of September 24 th -28th, 2018

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

  • Math - Exploring Nets, Volume City Project - Building Guidelines
  • Study for Genetics & Body System Unit Test - Tomorrow



  • Math- Finish Makeing Nets for City
  • Math Quarterly Assessment Thursday


  • Math- Project Addition
  • Scrapbook Page
  • Math - Unit Assessment Tomorrow - Covers all concepts from the quarter
  • Study for Science Vocab Test
  • Study for Math 4-Today
  • All 5 Resumes Printed & Turned in
  • Track Out
  • Know Divison by return
  • Work on Multiplication Facts
  • Study Quizlet to get Science down for next quarter
*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
  • September 24th - Human Body Project - Teaching the Human Body - Due
  • September 25th - Human Body & Genetics Test
  • September 27th - ENd of Quarter Unit Math Test - Cumulative Review
  • September 28th - Track Out Day/Early Release

*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

Digestive System Vocabulary

Anus - where solid waste exits through the body
Appendix - located near the small and large intestine, purpose unknown
Bile duct - stores bile (yellow, green liquid from the liver)
Bile - A bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, which aids in absorption and digestion, of fats.
Digestion - The process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed and assimilated by the body.
Epiglottis - located in the back of the mouth; prevents food and drink from entering the larynx
Esophagus - muscular passage connecting the mouth and the stomach, rhythmic motion
Large intestine - where stool (solid waste) accumulates
Liver - filters blood coming from the digestive tract, releases bile, helps take toxins (poisons) from chemicals in the body
Mouth - where digestion begins
Pancreas - about 6" long, located behind the stomach, secretes insulin
Rectum - straight section of the intestine, ending in the anus, stores solid waste
Saliva - watery fluid for tasting and swallowing food, chewing, keeping mouth moist
Salivary glands - secretes (releases) saliva
Small intestine - The long, narrow, coiled section of the intestine that extends from the stomach to the beginning of the large intestine. Nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine.
Stomach - organ in the digestive system that stores and digests food
Gastric acid - Digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid, mucin and enzymes.
Tongue - organ in the mouth; functions include eating, tasting, speaking
Diabetes - A disorder of carbohydrate metabolism characterized by inadequate production or use of insulin, resulting in high glucose levels in the blood and urine, excessive urination and persistent thirst, as well as other complications such as infection and blindness.
peristalsis - Involuntary muscular actions that moves food along during digestion.


  • Respiratory System Vocabulary

    air sac - air-filled spaces in the body.
    alveoli - very small air sacs; where air breathed in goes.
    bronchial tubes - two tubes at the end of the trachea, brings in air from trachea and helps clean lungs; one tube goes to right lung, one to left.
    diaphragm - sheet-like muscle separating the chest from the abdominal cavity; creates suction to draw in air and expand lungs.
    exhale - to breathe out.
    inhale - to breathe in.
    larynx - voice box.
    lungs - two respiratory organs.
    nasal passages (nasal cavity) - helps with inhaling and exhaling of air through the nose.
    pharynx - throat; collects incoming air from the nose and passes air to the trachea.
    respiration - inhaling and exhaling air, breathing.
    ribs - bones that protect and support the chest.
    sinuses - hollow spaces in the bones of the head, helps regulate temperature of air breathed in.
    trachea - windpipe; passage from pharynx to lungs.

    Circulatory/Cardiovascular System Vocabulary

    Aerobic exercise - exercise that increases the need for oxygen
    Aorta - part of the heart, circulates blood from the heart to all of the body (except the lungs)
    Anaerobic exercise - exercise that builds muscles through tension
    Arteries - blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
    Atrium - two upper chambers on each side of the heart, receives blood from veins and forces blood into ventricles
    Capillaries - small blood vessels between the ending of the arteries and the beginning of the veins
    Blood - circulates in body to sustain life
    Blood vessels - any of the vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries) through which the blood circulates
    Cardiac - relating to the heart
    Heart - organ (consisting of four chambers) that circulates blood, divided into four chambers (valves)
    Circulation - flowing (such as the flow of blood throughout the body)
    plasma - contains blood's proteins, suspends blood cells
    Pulmonary artery - transports blood from the heart to the lungs
    Heart rate - number of heartbeats in one minute
    red blood cells - carries oxygen to your body
    Pulse - regular throbbing of arteries caused by heart contractions
    Veins - blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart
    Ventricles - located in the heart, left and right, pumps blood to the entire body
    White blood cells - fight off infections and diseases
    cholesterol - found in animal tissues, too much can lead to heart disease
    platelets - smallest blood cells to help form clots if you have an injury


Genetics and Heredity Vocabulary

Characteristics - quality of an organism
DNA -material in life forms that transfers genetic characteristics
Inherited -characteristics from parents
Likeness -similarity
Organism - individual living system
Trait - distinguishing characteristics
Inherited Traits -Characteristics passed down through genes given to you by parents
Learned Behavior -A skill you learn through experience such as walking, language, sports…
Generation -a group of individuals born or living at the same time, such as siblings.
Offspring -the young/babies of a person, animal or plant

 organisms that produce offspring


Cell - the basic unit of life
Multicellular - composed of several of many cells
Unicellular - composed of one cell
Permeable - able to pass through
Tissues -similar cells with a specific function

Skeletal System Vocabulary

ball and socket joint - joint that allows twisting and turning movements; example: hip joint
bones - forms the substance of a skeleton, support the body
cartilage - flexible connective tissue
cranium - skull
femur - longest, largest, and strongest bone in the human body; located in the leg
fracture - to break or crack
framework - supports, i.e. human skeleton
gliding joint - joint that allows to flat bones to slide over each other; example: foot, wrist
hinge joint - joint that allows movement in a certain spot, like the opening and closing of a door; example: elbow, knee, ankle
humerus - long bone in arm extending from the shoulder to the elbow
immovable - not able to be moved
joints - place where two parts are joined or united to allow motion
mandible - jaw bone
patella - flat moveable bone in the front of the knee, also known as the knee bone
pelvis - funnel-shaped, part of skeleton supporting lower limbs
phalanges - bones that make up the fingers or feet
radius - bone of forearm on the thumb side
ribs - bones that support and protect organs such as the lungs
scapula - shoulder blade
skeleton - framework that support the body
skull - head bone
spine - backbone
sternum - breastbone
tibia - shinbone
torso - upper part of the body
ulna - forearm bone, located on the side opposite the thumb
vertebrae - bones in the spine

Nervous System Vocabulary

atrophy - to waste away or decrease in size
Autonomic Nervous system - system of nerves that control involuntary functions
axon - part of neuron that takes information away from a cell body
brain - controls mental and physical actions, located in the cranium (skull)
brain stem - part of brain near spinal cord; controls reflexes, breathing, and heartbeat
cerebellum - large portion of the brain, controls voluntary motions
cerebrum - largest part of the brain, controls voluntary movements and mental actions
dendrites - part of a neuron that brings information to a cell body
nerves - bundle of fibers that send impulses from the brain to other parts of the body
neurons - specialized, impulse-conducting cells (composed of cell body, axon, dendrites)
peripheral nervous system - lies outside brain and spinal cord, includes nerves to arms, legs, and sense organs
relay - to transmit a signal
signals - messages sent from brain to nerves
spinal cord - cord of nerve tissue extending through the spinal column
spinal nerve - nerves that start in the spinal cord
stimuli - something that causes an action (example-stimulus: hot stove, response: moving hand away from hot stove)
synapse - place where nerve messages are sent and received