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Unicus Global Science Olympiad Class 7 Syllabus

Class 7

Classic Section

Content Domain Main Topics Sub-Topics
Physics Thermal Energy and Heat Transfer Temperature: measurement, scales and conversion
Modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation
Factors influencing heat transfer rates (temperature difference, area of contact, mass, type of material)
Effects of heat on different materials
Introduction to latent heat and specific heat
Dynamics of Mass and Motion Mass, weight and density: measurement, units and applications
Types of motion: linear, circular, and periodic
Measurement of motion: speed, velocity, and acceleration
Distance-time graphs
(calculation of speed using distance-time graphs)
Electricity and its Effects Basics of electric current and circuitry (electrical components and circuits)
Conductors and insulators
Series and parallel circuits and their differences
Effects of electric current
Properties of Light: Reflection and Refraction Laws governing reflection and refraction
Optical devices and their applications
Image formation by plane and spherical mirrors
Dispersion of light
Sound Introduction to sound: properties, propagation and behaviour
Sources of sound
Phenomenon of echo and its applications
Applications of sound in various fields, including music, communication, and technology
Noise and its impact on environment/human health
Chemistry Structure of an atom
Atoms and Ions Introduction to subatomic particles
Atomic mass and atomic number
Introduction to chemical bonding
Chemical formulae and reactions
Acids, Bases, and Salts Characteristics and uses of acids and bases
Classification of acids and bases
Indicators
pH scale and its significance
Neutralisation reactions and their applications
Common salt compounds and their uses
Physical and Chemical Transformations Identifying physical and chemical changes
Examples of physical changes: melting, freezing, boiling
Examples of chemical changes: rusting, burning, cooking
Biology Adaptations to Environmental Conditions How organisms adapt to different climates
Behavioral and physical adjustments to environmental challenges
Examples of environmental adaptations in animals
Nutritional Processes in Living Organisms Photosynthesis in plants
Types of animal nutrition: herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
Digestive systems and nutrient absorption in animals
Diet-related diseases
Respiration and Gas Exchange Breathing mechanisms in organisms
Respiratory structures and their functions
Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
Respiratory disorders and preventive measures
Plant Reproduction Methods of reproduction in plants: sexual and asexual
Structure and function of flowers in reproduction
Pollination processes and mechanisms
Strategies for seed dispersal
Environmental Science Understanding Air and Atmosphere Atmosphere: composition and layers
Introduction to air pressure: measurement, interactions and applications
Expansion and contraction of air with temperature changes
Relationship between pressure and wind
Uneven heating and wind currents
Sea and land breezes
Storms and Cyclones Types of storms: thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes
Cyclones: hurricanes, typhoons
Factors leading to storms and cyclones: convection, humidity, instability
Impact of storms: flooding, wind damage, preparedness measures
Weather vs. Climate Basics of weather and climate
Factors affecting climate: latitude, altitude, ocean currents
Climate change: causes, impacts, and potential solutions

Scholar Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Classic Section

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