CBSE Syllabus for CBSE Class 6 Science

cbse class 6 science syllabus
cbse class 6 science syllabus

CBSE Class 6 Science Syllabus- In this post, we are going to talk about CBSE Class 6 Science Syllabus of both terms, SA1 and SA2.

Science Questions for Class 6

CBSE Class 6 Science Syllabus 2017- 2018

CBSE has issued Class 6 Science Syllabus for SA1 and SA2. SA1 syllabus comprises of 6 units and SA2 comprises of 6 units. This syllabus is applicable for all CBSE affiliated government and private schools.

Six units for SA1 syllabus are Measurement, Classification of Materials, Food and Nutrition, Light, The Living Organisms and their Surroundings and Separation of Mixtures. Six units of SA2 are Magnetism, Variation, Classification and inheritance, Electric circuits, Changes Around us, Movement in Plants and Animals and Air.

The Living Organisms and their Surroundings is the most important topic for class 6. Apart from that,Classification and inheritance and Electric circuits are also important topics.

Term 1 is from April to September 2016 and Term 2 is from September to March 2017. All CBSE students and CBSE schools have to follow this syllabus for the session starting from March 2016.

Sample Paper for Class 6

CBSE 6th Class Science First Term (SA1) Course Structure

UnitTopic Name
IIClassification of Materials
IIIFood and Nutrition
VThe Living Organisms and their Surroundings
VISeparation of Mixtures


Detailed description of each topic and sub-topic as covered in each unit in CBSE Class 6 Science

1. Food 

Sources of food – various sources of our food, animals’ food, plant parts and animal products as sources of food; herbivores, carnivores, omnivores.

Components of food – What is our food made up of? Why do we eat a variety of food? Concepts Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibres, their sources and significance for human health; balanced diet; diseases and disabilities due to food deficiencies.

Cleaning food – Separate the grains after harvesting the wheat /rice crop. Threshing, winnowing, hand picking, sedimentation, filtration.

2. Materials

Materials of daily use – What are our clothes made of? When there were no clothes? Clothes made of materials obtained from plants? Parts of the plants used for making clothes? Different types of cloth materials – cotton, wool, silk and synthetics. Development of clothing materials. Plant fibre, especially cotton and jute; production of cotton, jute and other locally available plant fibres; types of soil required for the growth of different fibrous plants.

Different kinds of materials – Things we see around us. Grouping things on the basis of common properties.

How things change / react with one another – Ways do things change on being heated. Changes on being cooled? Burning a candle. Dissolve salt in a cup of water. Changes that can be reversed and cannot be reversed. Solubility, saturated solutions. Amount of substance dissolving varies with temperature. Amounts of different substances that dissolve varies.

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3. The World of the Living

Things around us – Living things. Difference between living and non-living. Movement in living things. Plants and animals live. Can we grow plants in the dark?

The habitat of the living – Habitat and affect on plants and animals. Fish in water. Types of habitat. Potted plants or seeds, pots, etc; thermometer, any water plants, any xerophytic plants, Information on desert and aquatic plants and animals.

Plants – form and function – Structure and function of various parts of the plants. Different types of flowers. Morphological structure and function of root, stem and leaves.

Animals – form and function – Our bodies. Animal, fishes, birds and their respective movement. Animals and bones. Human skeletal system, Other animals – fish, bird, cockroach, snail.

4. Moving Things, People and Ideas

Moving How did people travel in ancient times? How did they know distance travelled? Concept of movement and  measurement of distance (length). Motion with respect to change in position with time.

CBSE 6th Class Science Second Term (SA2) Course Structure

UnitTopic Name
IIVariation, Classification and inheritance
IIIElectric circuits
IVChanges Around us
VMovement in Plants and Animals

Detailed description of each topic and sub-topic as covered in each unit of Second term in CBSE Class 6 Science

5. How things work

Electric current and circuits – How does a torch work? Current flow. Electric circuit, Conductor, Insulator.

Magnets – Magnet, What, how, where. How do two magnets behave when brought close to each other? Poles of a magnet.

6. Natural Phenomena

Rain, thunder and lightning – Rains and clouds. Evaporation and condensation, water in different states. Water cycle.

Light – How do we see in light? Which things do we see and which not? How are shadows formed? Colour of shadow. Transparent, translucent and opaque objects.

7. Natural Resources

Importance of water – Rain and its effects on soil, people, domestic animals, rivers, ponds and plants and animals. Importance of water, dependence of the living on water. Droughts and floods.

Importance of air – Earthworms, air and rain. Animals and plants in water. Breathing

Waste – Fruit and vegetable peels and cuttings. Their reuse, dumping and harm to the surroundings. Plastic bags. Waste; recycling of waste products; things that rot and things that don’t.

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