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Unicus Global Science Olympiad Class 4 Syllabus

Class 4

Classic Section

Content Domain Main Topics Sub-topics
Physical Science Materials and Solutions Categorisation of materials according to their properties (how materials change when they are heated and cooled; Some materials are effective in preventing sound from travelling through them, etc.)
Solution and its components
Solubility of materials in different solvents
Soluble and insoluble substances
Force and Motion The concept/meaning of push and pull and difference between the two
Examples of push and pull
Effects of forces on objects
Force: meaning in simple terms, changes the shape of objects and direction;
Meaning of various types of forces - muscular, gravitational, magnetic and frictional.
Friction as a force
How to reduce friction (oil, powder). Uses of friction.
Harmful effects of friction
Examples of friction
Measurement Measurement of mass, length, capacity, time and temperature
Need for measurement
Examples of measurement in daily life (buying goods, watching time)
Simple description of instruments used for measurement (ruler, tape, weighing machine, thermometer, clock)
Use of each instrument, how to read/ use them
Energy Energy and its various forms: heat energy, light energy, electrical energy
motion energy, sound energy
Machines Introduction to simple machines and their purpose
Functions of different simple machines
Life Science Plant Biology Parts of plants and their functions
Photosynthesis and its importance
Process of germination, need of water, air, warmth for germination
Plant growth and development
Adaptations in plants
Animal Biology Animal habitats and environments
Life cycles of different animals
Adaptations in animals
Human Body: Digestive and Respiratory System Kind of teeth in the mouth and their location
Structure and functions of each kind of tooth
Diagram with the labelling of parts of a tooth, number of teeth of each kind including infants and adults
Care of teeth and gums
Causes of cavities/deficiencies and steps to prevent them
Organs of the digestive system (mouth, food pipe, stomach, liver, small and large intestine, rectum, anus)
Functions of various organs in digestion
Organs of the excretory system and their functions
Healthy habits related to digestion and excretion
Process of digestion
Parts/organs of the respiratory system, (nose, windpipe, lungs) and their functions
Process of breathing (inhale & exhale)
Food and Nutrition Food for energy, for work, food for growth (bodybuilding), food for protection from diseases
Components of food: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, water and roughage as essential components
Examples of each group of food component
Balanced diet
Ways to avoid food wastage
Ways to preserve food
Environmental Science Earth's Structure Layers of the earth
Earth's Surface Changes (Weathering, erosion)
Natural resources and conservation
Solar System and Space Planets and their characteristics
Various celestial bodies
Day and night; Seasons
Soil and air as resources Composition and layers of soil, their types, properties and uses
Composition of air, its property and uses

Scholar Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Classic Section