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  • 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 page.

    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...

    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.