PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 6

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 5

DURATION

1 YEAR

Science (S 604) - Grade 6

Unit Area Covered Marks
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
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


Measurement

  • 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.

Unit 2


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.

Unit 3


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

Unit 4


Light

  • 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.

Unit 5


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.

Unit 6


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.

Unit 7


Magnetism

  • 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.

Unit 8


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.

Unit 9


Electric Circuits

  • 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.

Unit 10


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.

Unit 11


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.

Unit 12


Air

  • 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.