Note: all class work not completed in class is considered homework
- Math- Comparing Decimals Homework
- Study Ecosystems Unit Test
- Ecosystem Invention Due Wed
- Math - Decimals Expanded Form Homework
- Ecosystem Invention Due Tomorrow
- Study Ecosystems Unit Test
- Scrapbook Page
- Math - Comparing Decimals
- Study for Ecosystems Unit Test - Tomorrow
- Study for Science Vocab Test
- Study for Math 4-Today
- Math - Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 homework
Study for Place value Assessment on Monday.
Study for Retale of Division of Fractions retake on Tuesday.
Use old test as study guide.
|*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 is not considered part of the WCPSS's 50 minute homework time for 5th grade.
|Happening this week!
||Upcoming projects and events
- December 5th - Ecosystems Invention
- December 6th - Ecosystem Unit Test
*As time lines are determined, more will be added to this section...
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- the study of Ecosystems
- All the living and non-living things in an area and their interactions with each other.
- the place where a population lives.
- everything that surrounds an organism and influences it
- 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
- the specific role an organism plays within its ecosystem
- an organism that gets it energy by eating other organisms
- an organism that gets its energy from breaking down decaying organic material into nutrients for an ecosystem; nature’s recycler
- any organism that makes it own food through photosynthesis
- a decomposer that helps in the recycling process
- a decomposer that helps in the natural recycling process; i.e. mushrooms
- having to do with water
- having to do with land or the Earth
- a glass or plastic container in which aquatic organisms can live and be observed
- a closed class or plastic container in which terrestrial organisms can live and be observed
- a very large ecological area on the Earth’s surface; there are 6 of these
- 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
- 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
- a cold treeless biome of the far north marked by spongy topsoil
- a sandy or rocky biome with little precipitation and little plant life
- tiny bits of soil that are often transported by water or wind
- :a producer that is an aquatic plant, often called “water weeds”
- process by which seeds swell up, begin to sprout and develop roots
- a wide variety of organisms
- the victim of the predator---hunted and killed by a predator
- an animal that hunts and consumes another animal for food
- a consumer which gets its energy by eating only meat/animal flesh
- a consumer which gets its energy by eating only plants and vegetation
- 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
- a change in order to fit in a new situation or use
- a way that energy is transferred from the sun to the Earth
- 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
- the process through which plants release water into the environment (aka plant sweat)
- A single member of a species
- All the members of one species in an area.
- 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.
- An aquatic ecosystem that is composed of salt water. Comes from oceans and estuaries.
- An area of land whose waters all drain into the same place.
- The mouth of a large river where the river meets the ocean. Creates brackish water.
- A mix of salt and freshwater.
- 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
- To live together in the same environment
- 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
- The part of an experiment that is changed or tested
- the part of an experiment that stays the same
- Rich in nutrients; often used to describe soil
- 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)
- Sensible use of the earth’s resources to avoid harming the environment.