The syllabus consists of four units: (i) Chemical Substances (ii) World of Living (iv) Effects of Current (v) Natural Resources.
|I||Chemical Substances - Nature & Behaviour||10|
|II||World of Living||13|
|IV||Effects of Current||12|
Chapter 4: Carbon and its compounds
Carbon compounds: Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series.
Chapter 5: Periodic classification of elements
Periodic classification of elements: Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.
Chapter 8: How do organisms reproduce?
Reproduction: Reproduction in animal and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health-need for and methods of family planning. safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women's health.
Chapter 9: Heredity and Evolution
Heredity: Heredity; Mendel's contribution - Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction.
Chapter 12: Electricity
Ohm's law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P, V, I and R.
Chapter 13: Magnetic effects of current
Magnetic effects of current: Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor, Fleming's left hand rule, Electric Motor, Electromagnetic induction. Induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming's Right Hand Rule.
Chapter 15: Our Environment
Our environment: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances.