Science (S 604) - Grade 6
|Unit 1||Measurement||05||Read more|
|Unit 2||Classification of Materials||10||Read more|
|Unit 3||Food and Nutrition||10||Read more|
|Unit 4||Light||05||Read more|
|Unit 5||The Living Organisms and their Surroundings||20||Read more|
|Unit 6||Separation of mixtures||05||Read more|
|Unit 7||Magnetism||10||Read more|
|Unit 8||Variation, Classification and Inheritance||10||Read more|
|Unit 9||Electric Circuits||05||Read more|
|Unit 10||Changes Around Us||05||Read more|
|Unit 11||Movement in Plants and Animals||10||Read more|
|Unit 12||Air||05||Read more|
- Define the term physical quantity.
- Name few common physical quantities.
- Understand that a physical quantity is expressed completely in terms of a numerical value and a unit.
- Name few common units of measurement used in earlier times.
- Realise the necessity of standard units.
- List standard units used for measurement of length, mass, time, temperature, etc.
- Use prefixes and symbols to express multiples and sub-multiples of standard units.
- Estimate the magnitude of a given physical quantity.
- Measure length, area, volume, mass, time, temperature, etc., correctly using common measurement tools and devices.
- Convert and calculate the magnitude of a given physical quantity in multiples and sub-multiples of standard units.
- Carry out simple activities related to estimation and measurement.
Classification of Materials
- Identify objects around us.
- Classify objects on the basis of materials they are made of. • Describe properties of materials such as appearance, hardness, solubility, density, etc.
- Distinguish between transparent, opaque and translucent objects.
- Comprehend why certain objects float while others sink in water.
- Classify materials into shiny and non shiny group.
- Carry out simple activities and experiments using different materials.
Food and Nutrition
- Recognise the importance of food for a living organism.
- Realise that food has to be consumed for production of energy.
- Define the terms: nutrition, nutrient and balanced diet.
- Recognise the fact that people living in different areas have different food habits.
- Relate different food habits in people with availability of raw material, climate, tastes and beliefs.
- Differentiate/categorise food stuffs on the basis of their source (plant and animal).
- Identify the edible parts of plants.
- Understand that different food stuffs contain different nutrients.
- Realise the significance of nutrients for human health.
- Infer that balanced diet is importantfor an individual to maintain good health.
- Carry out simple experiments to detect the presence of
- Understand the nature, importance and basic properties of light.
- Comprehend the property of rectilinear propagation of light.
- Distinguish between luminous and non-luminous objects.
- Classify 'materials as transparent, opaque and translucent. • Comprehend the phenomenon of shadow formation.
- Understand the function and use of a plane mirror.
- Explain the term reflection of light.
- Give examples of uses of plane mirror in everyday life.
- Carry out simple activities and experiments to explore properties of light.
The Living Organisms and their Surroundings
- Comprehend that most living organisms live in surroundings that may be different with respect to climate, altitude, temperature, living and non-living factors.
- List different types of habitats of living organisms.
- Classify the components present in a habitat as Biotic and Abiotic.
- Realise that Abiotic components are important for living organisms.
- Carry out simple activities to show that Abiotic components are important for all living organisms.
- Define the terms: Habitat, Adaptation, Growth, Respiration, Reproduction, Excretion, Stimulus and Response. • State characteristic features of living organisms.
- Identify specific features in living organisms (adaptations ) that enable them to live in their surroundings.
- Give examples of adaptations that are present in plants and animals.
- Realise that adaptations take place over a long period of time.
- Observe and recall that all living organisms respond to change in surrounding environment.
- Carry out simple activities to show that living organisms respond to change in surrounding environment.
Separation of mixtures
- Define the term 'mixture'.
- Explain the differences between pure substances and mixtures.
- Explain the characteristics of mixtures.
- Give examples of mixtures.
- Distinguish between the homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
- Give examples of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
- Explain in general how mixtures can be separated.
- Explain common separation techniques such as evaporation, sedimentation, crystallization, filtration, chromatography, centrifugation, etc.
- Carry out simple activities and separate solid-liquid mixtures through separation method such as taking mixture of tea leaves and water.
- Carry out simple activities and separate liquid-liquid mixtures through separation method such as taking two immiscible liquids.
- Carry out simple activities and separate solid-solid mixtures through separation method such as taking mixture of iron and graphite, etc.
- Distinguish between a magnetic and a non-magnetic material.
- Identify a magnetic material.
- List the main properties of a magnet.
- Identify poles of a magnet through an activity.
- Name different kinds of magnets.
- Explain the use of a compass needle in finding direction.
- Explain the process of magnetization of a given piece of iron.
- Demonstrate that like poles repel and unlike poles attract each other.
- List few uses of magnets.
- Carry out simple activities and experiments on magnets.
Variation, Classification and Inheritance
- Recognise reproduction as an important process for living organisms.
- Classify the things present in our surroundings as living and non-living.
- Observe and realize that variations exist among living organisms.
- Understand that members of the same species also have inherent differences.
- Define the terms: Reproduction, species, variation, inheritance, traits, breeding offspring, environment.
- Recall that differences in the environment also cause variations within species.
- Carry out simple activities to demonstrate inheritance of traits.
- Realise that the process of selective breeding results in offspring with particular characteristics.
- Classify living things into different groups of plant and animal kingdom.
- Apply the knowledge of classification to place the living organisms in different groups.
- Understand that electricity is a form of energy which can perform different tasks.
- Give examples of different domestic tasks performed by using electricity.
- Recognize that simple electric cell is a source of electric energy.
- List uses of an electric cell.
- Identify different parts of an electric bulb.
- Understand the meaning of the term 'electric circuit'.
- Construct simple electric circuits consisting of a cell, electric bulb, and electric switch.
- Recognise different components of an electric circuit.
- Comprehend the meaning of the terms: electric conductor and insulator.
- Give examples and uses of electric conductors and insulators.
- Carry out simple experiments on electrical circuits.
Changes Around Us
- Comprehend that our senses allow us to collect information about the physical world.
- Differentiate between physical and chemical changes.
- Distinguish between reversible and irreversible changes.
- Recognize how plants change when they grow.
- Identify changes that can be reversed.
- Identify changes that cannot be reversed.
- Describe seasonal changes that occur in the weather and living things.
- Classify different changes occurring in nature broadly into physical, chemical, reversible, irreversible, etc.
- Carry out activities related to rusting of iron and burning of wood and observe slow and fast reaction.
- Observe and study slow and fast reactions.
Movement in Plants and Animals
- Recall that living things have the ability to move without outside help.
- List and describe the different types on movements observed in animals and plants.
- Define the terms: movement, locomotion, gait, joint, streamlined, tropism.
- Differentiate between movement and locomotion.
- Identify and illustrate movement in plants.
- Identify the parts of animals involved in movement and locomotion.
- Locate joints in the human body and describe their role in movement and locomotion.
- Explain the role of muscles in locomotion and movement in animals.
- Identify and describe the parts and adaptive features in animals that are involved in movement and locomotion.
- Carry out simple activities to show that Locomotion occurs when a body changes its position from one place to another while Movement is the change in the shape, direction, etc, of body parts.
- Comprehend the nature of the atmosphere around us.
- Describe physical characteristics of air.
- List the constituents of air.
- Appreciate the importance of air to all living beings.
- Explain the process of rusting.
- List various types of fuel.
- Explain air pollution and its causes.
- Explain the terms : atmosphere, respiration, photosynthesis, combustion, fuel, rusting, galvanization, air pollution.
- Explore the key physical processes affecting weather and climate.
- Carry out simple experiments on air.