Online Science Olympiad Class Syllabus for Grade 5

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Syllabus

Animals

  • Classification of animals and birds - vertebrate and invertebrate
  • Food chains and web
  • Habitat and adaptation
  • Animals as producers, consumers, decomposers, scavengers
  • Animals lay eggs or give birth to young ones
  • Life cycle of an animal/ an insect/a bird
  • Classification of different animals on the basis of
    • Body covering: Scales, shell, feathers, fur and wool
    • Feeding habits: Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
    • Organs aiding in breathing: Lungs, gills, body surface or moist skin, spiracles
    • Methods of moving: Land animals, reptiles, insects, birds, aquatic animals, migration

Human body and Health

  • Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Explain to which system the organs belong to and the basic functioning of these systems in coordination with the other parts, like digestive, respiration, excretory and nervous system
  • Organ system: Nervous system, skeletal system, muscular system, circulatory system, digestive system, breathing system, excretory system, reproductive system
  • Types of muscles: Involuntary and voluntary muscles
  • Skeletal system-bones
    • Importance of bones, muscles and joints for the body
    • Different types of joints
    • Functions of bones, major bones of the body - arms, legs, chest bone, skull, jawbone, backbone
    • Care of bones and joints, food items to make the bones strong
  • Importance of good posture and exercise
  • Circulatory System
  • Organs/parts of the circulatory system, their structure, functions (heart, arteries, veins), functions of blood
  • Process of circulation through pictures, visuals in simple terms (no technical knowledge to be given)
  • Components of a balanced diet, importance of eating a balanced diet
  • Junk food: meaning and examples; adverse effects of eating junk food
  • Preservation of perishable and nonperishable food
  • Ways to make diet healthier (e.g. sprouting, fermentation)
  • Nutrients: Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals
  • Diseases related to food habits, life style (obesity, anaemia, diabetes, blood pressure); and symptoms of the diseases in simple terms
  • Prevention of the diseases in non-technical terms
  • Deficiency diseases - some common deficiency diseases and ways to prevent and treat them: Kwashiorkor, marasmus, night blindness, anaemia, rickets, scurvy, beriberi, goiter
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease
  • Type of germs, disease caused by them and mode their mode of transmission
  • Meaning of food adulteration and examples of some common adulterants (awareness level only)

Plants

  • Reproduction in plants: seed germination, grafting, shoots, bulbs, pollen, etc.
    • Stem—its types, functions, uses and modifications
    • Vascular plants
    • Parts of a flower (male and female)
    • Plants’ life cycle including pollination, fertilisation, seed production, seed dispersal and germination
  • Other ways of reproduction in plants
    • Vegetative reproduction-meaning
    • Vegetative reproduction from stem cuttings (potatoes, onion, ginger), root (carrot), leaf (Bryophyllum)
  • New plants from seeds
  • Seed germination
  • Dispersal of seeds: By wind, by water, by animals, by explosion
  • Crops: food crops, fibre crops, oil-producing crops
  • Getting good yields from crops
  • Androecium and gynoecium
  • Pollination
    • Bisexual and monosexual flowers
    • Process of pollination
    • Some ways of pollination (self and cross pollination)

Water

  • Substances which dissolves in water
  • Impurities in water
  • Removing insoluble impurities
    • Sedimentation
    • Decantation
    • Filtration
  • Removing soluble impurities
    • Evaporation
    • Distillation
  • Removing disease germs
  • Treatment of town water supply: Sedimentation, filtration, chlorination
  • Water pollution

Natural Resources and Calamities

  • Natural and man-made resources
  • The atmosphere: How does atmosphere protect us
  • Composition of air
  • Inhaled and exhaled air
  • Properties of air
    • Air occupies space
    • Air has weight
    • Air is needed for burning
    • Air exerts pressure
  • Uses of air pressure
  • Air pollution
  • Sources of fuels
  • Need to save fuel
  • Science and technology and its effect on human beings
  • Natural calamities such as Forest Fire – its causes and effects
  • Natural calamities: Floods, droughts and earthquakes
  • Floods and cyclones
    • Controlling floods
    • Reducing damage due to the floods
  • Droughts
    • Reducing the effects of droughts
  • Earthquakes
    • What causes earthquakes?
    • When there is an earthquake?
  • Tsunami
  • Things to do when faced with a natural calamity

Earth and Universe

  • The Solar Family
    • Sun and its planets as a family –galaxies, stars, comets, asteroids, meteoroids, satellites (natural and artificial)
    • Latitude and longitude
    • Imaginary lines around the earth
  • The Earth and beyond
    • how the sun appears to move during the day and how shadows change
    • how the spin of the Earth leads to day and night
  • Movement of the moon
  • Phases of the moon
  • Conditions on moon
  • Exploration of the moon
  • Eclipses
    • Lunar eclipse
    • Solar eclipse

Matter

  • Solids: Properties of solids-definite shape, geometry. Give examples of sugar crystals
  • Liquids: Properties of liquids-occupy space, flow from high level to low level, take the shape of the container. Separation of liquids from solids
  • Gases: Properties of gases-no definite shape and volume
  • Composition of gases in air; with experiment- land and sea breezes, monsoon breezes
  • Role of ventilators in houses/halls, closed spaces - warm air lighter than fresh air
  • Solute and solvent

Force, Work and Energy

  • Need for machines. Types of simple machines used in day-to-day life (lever, screw, pulley, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge)
  • Need for levers
  • Types of levers
    • First class lever
    • Second class lever
    • Third class lever
    • examples related to daily life
  • Meaning of work, examples of work done/not done
  • Definition of energy; energy is need for work
  • Various kinds/forms of energy - light, heat, electricity, sound
  • Renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy and examples of each kind

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