The syllabus consists of three units: (i) Matter - Its Nature and Behaviour (ii) Organisation in the Living World (iii) Motion, Force and Work.
|I||Matter - Its Nature and Behaviour||9|
|II||Organisation in the Living World||18|
|III||Motion, Force and Work||13|
Chapter 2: Is matter around us Pure
Nature of matter: Elements, compounds and mixtures. Heterogenous and homogenous mixtures, colloids and suspensions.
Chapter 5: The Fundamental Unit of Life
Cell - Basic Unit of life: Cell as a basic unit of life; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multicellular organisms; cell membrane and cell wall, cell organelles and cell inclusions; chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus; nucleus, chromosomes - basic structure, number.
Chapter 6: Tissues
Tissues, Organs, Organ System, Organism: Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues (only four types in animals; meristematic and permanent tissues in plants).
Chapter 8: Motion
Motion: Distance and displacement, velocity; uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line; acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion, derivation of equations of motion by graphical method; elementary idea of uniform circular motion.
Chapter 9: Force and Laws of Motion
Force and Newton's laws: Force and Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Action and reaction forces, Inertia of a body, Inertia and mass, Momentum, Force and Acceleration. Elementary idea of conservation of Momentum.