2015-16 7th Science Annualplan Vasantha

Month-June
Acids, Bases and Salts
• Acids and Bases
• Natural indicators around us
• Neutralization

Students should know the following as a learning outcome
Learning Objectives-Students will be able to
a) Know the meaning of acids and bases.
b) Know the properties of acids and bases
c) Understand the difference between acids and bases.
d) Know the meaning of salt.
e) Know the meaning of indicators.
f) Develop the skill of identifying acids and bases by testing indicators.
g) Appreciate the uses of acids and bases in everyday life.

Soil
• Life in soil
• Soil profile
• Soil types
• Properties of soil
• Moisture in soil
• Absorption of water by soil
• Soil and crops
Students should know the following as a learning outcome
Learning objectives- Students will be able to
a) Know that soil is made up of humus, clay, sand, silt and pebbles.
b) Know about importance of the soil.
c) Understand that plants depend on soil for support and nutrients.
d) Understand how soil is formed.
e) Understand the types of soil.
f) Understand the properties of soil.
g) Appreciate the importance of conversation of soil.

Month-July
Nutrition in plants
• Photosynthesis
• Other modes of nutrition in Plants
• Saprotrophs
• How Nutrients are Replenished in the Soil

Students should know the following as a learning outcome –
Learning objectives- Students will be able to
a) Learn about autotrophs and heterotrophs
b) Understand the process of photosynthesis
c) Understand the importance of rotation of crops
d) Understand symbiosis of lichens
e) Know what parasitic plants are
f) Appreciate at the nature of carnivorous plants.
g) Understand how saprophytes obtain nutrition.

Nutrition in Animals
• Digestion in Humans
• Digestion in Grass Eating Animals
• Feeding and Digestion in Amoeba

Students should know the following as a learning outcomes
Learning objectives- Students will be able to
a) Know that animals need nutrition
b) Know the meaning of heterotrophic nutrition
c) Understand what filter feeders are
d) Understand the parts of the digestive system in humans.
e) Know the types teeth
f) Know the meaning of rumination.
g) Understand how the amoeba obtains nutrition.

Month-August
Physical and Chemical Changes
• Physical Changes
• Chemical Changes

Students should know the following as a learning outcome
Learning objectives- Students will be able to
a) Learn about physical and chemical changes.
b) Understand the difference between physical and chemical changes.
c) Know that any change involves energy.
d) Understand the differences between elements and compounds.
e) Know the four types of chemical reactions.
f) Understand how crystals are formed.
g) Conduct experiments and communicate observations.

Motion and Time
• Speed
• Measurement of time
• Measurement of speed
• Distance time graph

Students should know the following as a learning outcome –
Learning objectives- Student will be able to
a) Know the different SI units for length, Mass, time and vice versa.
b) Know the conversions from multiple units to sub units and vice versa.
c) Know when an object is said to be at rest and when it is in motion.
d) Understand how oscillations make watches work.
e) Understand how time is recorded accurately.
f) Know the different types of motion.
g) Understand the meaning of average speed.
h) Calculate distance when speed and time is known.
i) Differentiate between speedometer and odometer.
j) Differentiate between uniform and non uniform motion.
k) Understand that the graph of uniform motion is a straight line.

Month-September
Light
• Rectilinear propagation
• Reflection of light
• Lateral inversion
• Spherical mirrors
• Images formed with lenses

Students should know the following as a learning outcome
Learning objectives- Student will be able to
a) Know that light is required to see things.
b) Realize that light is a form of energy.
c) Understand that a luminous

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Fibre to Fabric
• Wool
• Silk
Students should know the following as a learning outcome - what are sources of fiber.
- what are the processes involved in the preparation of wool.
- life cycle of silkworm.
- silk extraction.
- silk fibers are proteins.

Month-October
Electric Current and its Effects
• Symbols of electric components
• Heating effect of electric current
• Magnetic effect of electric current
• Electromagnet
• Electric bell
Students should know the following as a learning outcome - need for a circuit diagram.
- what is a battery.
- heating effect of electric current and its uses.
- how safety fuse works.
- what is electromagnets.
November and December
Heat
• Hot and Cold
• Measuring temperature
• Laboratory thermometer
• Transfer of heat
• Kinds of clothes we wear in summer and winter
Students should know the following as a learning outcome - heat and temperature.
- different thermometers.
- different ways of heat flow.
- conductors and insulators.
- why we use different clothes for different seasons.
Weather and Climate
• Weather
• Climate
• Climate and adaptation
Students should know the following as a learning outcome - what is weather.
- how does the sun affects the changes in weather.
- different climatic conditions on the earth.
- how the earth's climate is responsible for life on our earth.
- adaptations to climate.

Month-January

Respiration in Organisms
• Need for respiration.
• Mechanism.
• Breathing in animals.
• Breathing underwater.

Students should know the following as a learning outcome - what is respiration.
- what is aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration.
- respiration in plants and animals.
- human respiratory system.

Transportation in Animals
• Circulatory system.
• Excretion in animals.
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Students should know the following as a learning outcome - what is circulatory system and what is it consists of.
• pumping action of heart.
• what blood consists of.
• what is excretory system.
• circulatory system in plants.

Month-February
Transportation in plants
Transport of substance in plants

• Students should know the following as a learning outcome
• why transpiration is called 'necessary evil' in plants.
• What makes water rise in the xylem tubes.

Reproduction in Plants
• Modes of reproduction.
• Sexual reproduction.
• Fruits and seed formation.
• Seed dispersal.

Students should know the following as a learning outcome - what is reproduction.
- what are the two method of reproduction in plants.
- different parts of the flower.
- what is pollination.
what is fertilization

Month-March

Forests: Our Lifeline
• Forest ecosystem.
Deforestation. Reforestation.
Students should know the following as a learning outcome - forest as an ecosystem.
- need for forests.
- deforestation - causes and effects.
- necessity of reforestation.

Winds,Storms and Cyclones
• Air exerts pressure.
• Winds and air pressure.
• Air expands on heating.
• Thunderstorms and cyclones.
• Destruction caused by cyclone.
• Effective safety measures.

Students should know the following as a learning outcome - atmosphere.
• properties of the gaseous state.
• different constituents of the air.
• air pressure and wind.- how wind aids rainfall.
• how wind currents are generated due to uneven heating on the earth.
• what is a cyclone and how its formed

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