2015 - 16 6th Science Annualplan - Sreeja

June

An introduction in physics

  • Scientific method - Understand what is science, scientific method and technology in brief.
  • Misuse of science - Understand the scientific discoveries have also been harmful to the humanity.
  • Branches of science - identify different branches of science.
  • Understand what physics is.
  • Understand the importance of physics in our daily life
  • Challenges before physicists - Understand the challenges like energy crisis, and disposal of nuclear wastes etc.

Life on earth

  • Living and nonliving things - Able to differentiate them.
  • Characteristics of living things - Understand the different characteristics such as growth, responds to stimulus,adaptation, reproduction etc.

July

What is chemistry?

  • Chemistry in everyday life - Understand the chemistry aspects of our daily life.
  • The chemistry laboratory - Understanding the working of a chemistry lab such as familiarisation with apparatus, safety measures, importance of conducting experiments etc.
  • Some eminent scientists - Familiarisation of some eminent scientists and their scientific discovery.

Classification of plants

  • The concept of classification - Understand the importance of classification.
  • Understand the different basis for classification.
  • Kingdom of monera - Understand the characteristics and their importance/ uses.
  • Kingdom protista - Understand the characteristics and their importance/ uses.
  • Kingdom fungi - Understand the characteristics and their importance/ uses.
  • KIngdom plantae - Understand the characteristics and their importance/ uses.

August

Classification of animals

  • Understand the different basis for classification.
  • Invertebrates - Understand the characteristics and able to identify them.
  • Vertebrates - Understand the characteristics and able to identify them.
  • Understand other methods of classifying animals
  • Naming living things - Understand the need for scientific name and able to give few examples.

Measurement of length, area and volume

  • Measurement in daily life - Revising different physical quantities that we encounter in our daily life with units and the importance of rough estimation, approximation etc.
  • Standard units - Understand need of standard units.
  • Measurement of length - Able to measure, interconvert from one unit to another and express with standard units.
  • Measurement of area - Able to measure, interconvert from one unit to another and express with standard units
  • Measurement of volume - Able to measure, interconvert from one unit to another and express with standard units

September

Measurement of mass, time and temperature

  • Mass - Understand what mass is, how to measure and express with standard units.
  • Measurement of time - Understand the importance of time keeping and different methods to measure time.
  • Measurement of temperature - Understand what temperature is and how temperature measures.
  • Understand what department of weights and measures are.

Water

  • Understand the occurrence of water on earth’s surface.
  • Understand the Importance of water for sustaining life .
  • States of water - Understand the interchangeability of states of water.
  • The water cycle - Understand and appreciate the importance of water cycle.
  • Water the universal solvent - Understand the factors affecting solubility.
  • Water pollution - Identify the causes and prevention.

October

Air

  • Constituents of air - Verifying the presence of water vapor, percentage of oxygen, presence of carbon dioxide etc.
  • Importance of air for life on earth - Understand the importance of nitrogen, oxygen, CO2, water vapour etc.
  • The oxygen cycle - Understand and appreciate the importance of oxygen cycle.

The structure and functions of plant parts.

  • The root system - Understand the characteristics,types and functions of root system.
  • The shoot system - Understand the characteristics,types and modifications of shoot system.
  • The leaf - Understand the types, modifications and functions of shoot system.
  • The flower - Understand different parts of a bisexual and fertilisation.
  • Seed - Understand different parts, types of seeds and need for seed dispersal.

November

Force and pressure

  • Effects of force - Identify different effects of forces.
  • Classification of force - Able to classify different forces that we encounter.
  • Varieties of forces - Understand various forces and its effects that we encounter in our daily life.
  • Units of force - Understand resultant force and able to express with SI units.
  • Pressure - understand what pressure is and able to express using proper units.

Rocks and fossil fuels

  • Types of rocks - Understand the formation different types of rocks and their characteristics.
  • Identify minerals and ores
  • Weathering of rocks - Identifying and understand different agents and factors causing erosion
  • Fossil fuels - Understand the formation of petroleum, coal and natural gas
  • Renewable and non -renewable sources of energy - Able to identify renewable and non- renewable sources of energy

December

Soil (Students’ project)

  • Formation of soil - Understand weathering and soil formation.
  • Soil profile and soil types - Able to differentiate between them.
  • Composition of topsoil - Able to appreciate the importance of topsoil.
  • Soil erosion - Understand the adverse effects of soil erosion, and prevention.

December

Health and hygiene (Students’ project)

  • Nutrition and diet
  • Exercise and relaxation
  • Personal hygiene
  • Community hygiene
  • Effects of pollution on health
  • Basic first aid

January

Changes in the world around us

  • Understand causes and effects of changes
  • Able to classify changes
  • Understand characteristics of physical and chemical changes
  • Understand the energy changes involve in changes and able to identify them.

Work and energy

  • Understand what work is and how it measures.
  • Understand the difference between work and energy
  • Understand law of conservation of energy and interchangeability of energy
  • Identifying different sources of energy including alternate sources of energy.
  • Understand the importance of energy conservation

February

Our environment (Students’ project)

  • Structure of the earth
  • The environment
  • Biotic environment
  • Abiotic environment
  • Food relationships
  • Useful plants and animals
  • Maintaining balance in nature
  • Socio- cultural environment
  • Conservation of natural resources

March

Simple machine

  • Understand and appreciate the uses of machines
  • Understand the working of simple machines and classify them into first, second and third order

Magnetism

  • Differentiate between magnetic and non- magnetic substances
  • Understand properties of a magnet such as attraction, repulsion, direction, magnetic induction etc.
  • Understand different methods from making magnets
  • Temporary and permanent magnets and their uses.
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