Online Science Olympiad Class Syllabus for Grade 6

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Syllabus

Food and its Components

  • Food and nutrients
  • Ingredients of food
  • Sources of food
  • Food habits of animals
  • Food chain
  • Components of food: Carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, vitamins, water, roughage
  • Testing of nutrients
  • Nutrients in some common food items
  • Different types of food
    • Energy-giving foods
    • Body-building foods
    • Protective foods
  • Balanced diet
  • Deficiency diseases
    • Deficiency of carbohydrate
    • Deficiency of proteins and fats: Kwashiorkor, Marasmus
    • Deficiency of vitamins and minerals: Scurvy, rickets, anaemia, goiter

Fibre to Fabric

  • Clothing material-history
  • Kinds of fibre
    • Natural fibre: Cotton (Ginning, spinning, weaving), Wool, Silk, Jute
    • Synthetic fibre
  • Properties, manufacture and uses of natural and synthetic fibres

Sorting and Separation of Materials

  • Matter - its meaning and composition
  • States of Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Characteristics of Solids, Liquids and Gases (Shape, texture and Volume)
  • Distinguishing properties of Solids, liquids and Gases
  • Classification of matter
  • Properties of materials: Appearance, lustre, texture, state, solubility in water, Density-floating and sinking, transparency
  • Mixture and pure substances
  • Mixture (components of more than one substance combine in any proportion, original properties of the components are retained)
  • Types of mixture: Homogeneous and heterogenous mixture
  • Properties of mixtures
  • Necessity of separation
  • Methods of separation
    • Separating solids from other solids
      • Threshing and winnowing
      • Hand-picking
      • Sieving
    • Separating insoluble solids from liquids
      • Sedimentation and decantation
      • Filtration
      • Loading
    • Application of methods of separation-obtaining drinking water
    • Separating soluble solids from liquids
      • Evaporation
      • Distillation
    • Separating liquids: miscible and immiscible liquids
    • Separation using more than method
  • Solubility
    • Solvent, solute and solution
    • Universal solvent
  • Importance of water as a solvent
  • Effect of temperature on solubility

Changes Around Us

  • Cause that can bring about changes in Shape, size, position, colour, state, internal structure
  • Reversible and irreversible changes
  • Physical and chemical changes
  • Changes when different substances are mixed: Example, Reaction between washing soda and lemon juice
  • Exothermic and endothermic reaction
  • Other types of changes: Fast, slow, periodic and non-periodic changes

Living Organisms and their Surroundings

  • Biotic components and their interactions
    • Producers
    • Consumers
    • Decomposers
    • Interactions among biotic components
  • Abiotic components and their interactions with biotic components
  • Habitat and types of habitat
    • Aquatic or water habitats: Marine, freshwater, coastal habitats
    • Terrestrial or land habitats: Desert, grassland, rainforest, tundra or polar habitats
  • Adaptations
    • Adaptations for desert habitats, water habitats, polar and mountain habitats, grassland habitats, tropical rainforests habitats, aquatic habitats
      • Plant life
      • Animal life
  • Characteristics of the living beings
    • Food, growth, respiration, responding to stimuli, reproduction, living organisms and excretion, movement

Motion and Measurement of Distances

  • Physical quantities
  • Standard units
    • Multiples and submultiples of units
  • Measurement of Length
    • Concept of length as distance between two points
    • Measurement of length (ruler, measuring tape)
    • Units (with symbol and full name)
    • Measuring the length of a curved line: Using thread and using a divider
  • Measurement of Mass
    • Concept of Mass as matter contained in an object
    • Measurement of Mass (Beam Balance, Electronic Balance)
    • Units (with symbol and full name)
  • Measurement of Time
    • Concept of time and explanation in terms of hours, minutes and seconds
    • Measurement of Time (clock, watch, stop watch)
    • Units (with symbol and full name)
  • Measurement of Temperature
    • Temperature as a measure of degree of hotness or coldness of body
    • Measurement of temperature (clinical thermometer, laboratory thermometer)
    • Normal temperature of a human body
    • Units (with symbol and full name)
  • Measurement of Area
    • Concept of area
  • Definition of motion
    • Story of transport
  • Types of motion
    • Translatory motion
    • Rotational motion
    • Periodic motion
  • Different motions at the same time

Light, Shadow and Reflections

  • Sources of light
    • Luminous objects
    • Non-luminous objects
  • Rays and beam
  • Transparent, opaque and translucent object
  • Rectilinear Propagation of Light
  • Applications of rectilinear propagation of light
  • Pinhole camera
    • Principle and Working
    • Factors on which the size of the image produced depends on
  • Shadows
    • Umbra
    • Penumbra
    • Natural Shadows – Eclipse
      • Solar eclipse
      • Lunar eclipse
  • Difference between shadows and images
  • Reflection of light by a plane mirror

Electricity and Circuits

  • Electric current
  • Electric circuits
  • Electric components
  • Conductors and insulators
    • Testing which substance is a conductor and which is an insulator
  • Electric cells: Dry cells, car battery, solar cell, button cell (no technical knowledge to be given)

Fun with Magnets

  • Magnetic and non-magnetic substances
  • Characteristics of a magnet
  • Properties of magnets
  • Poles of magnet
  • Magnetic field around a magnet
  • Earth’s magnetic field
    • The magnetic compass
  • Making of Magnets
  • Permanent & temporary magnets and their uses
  • Electromagnets and choice of material for the core of electromagnet
  • Care & storage of magnets
  • Demagnetization by heating, hammering and electricity

Our Environment

  • Importance of water in everyday life (household purpose, industry, watering plants, etc.)
  • Water resources (well, river, hand pump, lakes, pond, etc.)
  • Water cycle
  • Change of state of water
  • Capacity to dissolve many salts in it
  • Definition of Solute, Solvent and Solution
  • Importance of water for sustenance of life on earth
  • Reasons for water pollution; its prevention; conservation of water
  • Air is present everywhere around us
  • Air - a mixture of gases namely, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapour; dust and smoke as pollutants
  • Percentage composition of air
  • Uses of the components present (importance of nitrogen to plants to be mentioned)
  • Definition of atmosphere as layer of air around the earth
  • Oxygen cycle
  • Type of waste
    • Biodegradable waste
    • Non-biodegradable waste
  • Reusing and recycling waste
    • Segregation of waste
    • Recycling biodegradable waste
    • Reusing and recycling paper
    • Reusing and recycling non-biodegradable waste
    • Disposal of plastics
  • Advantages of recycling
  • Ways to reduce waste
  • Four R’s of managing waste

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