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Unicus Global Science Olympiad Class 5 Syllabus

Class 5

Classic Section

Content Domain Main Topics Sub-topics
Physical Science Force, Work and Energy Definition and types of forces (friction, gravity, magnetism)
Effects of force (motion, change in shape)
Balanced and unbalanced forces
Definition and types of energy (kinetic, potential, heat, light, sound)
Forms of energy transformation
Matter States of matter (solid, liquid, gas)
Properties of matter (mass, volume, density)
Introduction to changes in matter (physical and chemical changes)
Basics of separation techniques (filtration, evaporation, distillation)
Simple Machines Animal classification by traits: body covering, feeding habits, breathing organs, movement
Everyday tools and machines utilising simple machines
Light and Shadows Properties of light
Objects as transparent, translucent, and opaque; features of each type of object
formation of shadows in day, night, dim light
condition for formation of shadows day and night formation, solar eclipse and shadows
Sound and Noise Properties of sound
Sounds made by common objects (clock, whistle, tea kettle, cookes plano, call bell, flute, etc.)
Sound made by living beings-plants, animals, human beings
Sound made by trees and fallen leaves
Pleasant and unpleasant sounds. warning sounds fire alarm, ambulance siren)
harmful effect of loud noise (vehicle,
loud speaker, fire cracker)
ways to reduce noise pollution.
Life Science
Animal Diversity
Animal classification by traits: body covering, feeding habits, breathing organs, movement
Habitats and adaptations of animals
Life cycles of different animals
Plant growth and reproduction Plant growth and life cycle
Plant reproduction, pollination, seed dispersal
Human Body: Circulatory and Skeletal system Parts of the circulatory system, heart-structure and function, process of circulation, arteries, veins, capillaries, function of blood
Skeleton system-bones; Importance of bones, muscles and joints for the body functions of bones, major bones of the body arms, legs, chest bone, skull, jawbone, and backbone
Structure and care of bones and joints, food items to make the bones strong
Skull, ribcage, backbone, limbs, movable and immovable joints, muscles and movement
Food and Health Components of a balanced diet, importance of eating a balanced diet
Junk food: meaning and examples, adverse effects of eating junk food
Ways to make diet more healthy (e.g. sprouting, fermentation)
Diseases related to food habits, life style (obesity, anaemia, diabetes, blood pressure); and symptoms of the diseases in simple terms. prevention of these diseases in non-technical terms
Deficiency diseases some common deficiency diseases (kwashiorkor, marasmus, night blindness, anaemia, rickets, scurvy, beriberi, goitre); and ways to prevent them
Meaning of food adulteration; examples of some common adulterants (awareness level only)
Environmental Science Rocks as Natural Resources Understanding of different rock types, how they form, and the various ways we utilize them in our daily lives
Rock cycle and its role in shaping the earth
Classify rocks based on their use as sources of metals, non-metals, and fossil fuels
Ecosystems and Interdependence Understanding ecosystems and their components
Interdependence of organisms in ecosystems
Human impact on ecosystems and conservation
Natural calamities Foundational understanding of natural calamities, their causes, and the impact they have on earth's systems and human life

Scholar Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Classic Section

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