CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus

Class 10 is one of the most challenging years of a student’s life because the students will be appearing for their first board exams. CBSE syllabus for Class 10 Science for academic year 2019-2020 is compiled in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Board. Students should go through their Class 10 Science syllabus to excel in their examination. Along with the topics and sub-topics, the syllabus also includes unit wise marking scheme, practicals, assignments and projects. The syllabus is arranged semester-wise which helps students to plan their study schedule accordingly.

Download CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus for 2019-2020

CBSE Class 10 students can access the latest Class 10 Science syllabus for the academic year 2019-2020 here.

Unitwise marking scheme and time duration

Unit

No.

Unit

Marks

Periods

I

Chemical Substances-Nature and Behaviour

25

55

II

World of Living

23

50

III

Natural Phenomena

12

23

IV

Effects of Current

13

32

V

Natural Resources

07

20

Total

80

Internal assessment

20

Grand Total

100

Class 10 Science Practicals

LIST OF EXPERIMENTS

1. A. Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator:

  • Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
  • Dilute NaOH solution
  • Dilute Ethanoic Acid solution
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Dilute Hydrogen Carbonate solution

B. Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) on the basis of their reaction with:

  • Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
  • Zinc metal
  • Solid sodium carbonate

2. Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into:

  1. Combination reaction
  2. Decomposition reaction
  3. Displacement reaction
  4. Double displacement reaction

    Action of water on quicklime

    Action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals

    Iron nails kept in copper sulphate solution

    Reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions

3. Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions:

  • ZnSO4(aq)
  • FeSO4(aq)
  • CuSO4(aq)
  • Al2 (SO4)3(aq)

Arranging Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result.

4. Studying the dependence of potential difference (V) across a resistor on the current (I) passing through it and determine its resistance. Also plotting a graph between V and I.

5. Determination of the equivalent resistance of two resistors when connected in series and parallel.

6. Preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata.

7. Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration.

8 Study of the following properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid):

  • odour
  • solubility in water
  • effect on litmus
  • reaction with Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

9. Study of the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water.

10 Determination of the focal length of:

  • Concave mirror
  • Convex lens by obtaining the image of a distant object.

11 Tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence. Measure the angle of incidence, angle of refraction, angle of emergence and interpret the result.

12 Studying (a) binary fission in Amoeba, and (b) budding in yeast and Hydra with the help of prepared slides.

13 Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism.

14 Finding the image distance for varying object distances in case of a convex lens and drawing corresponding ray diagrams to show the nature of image formed.

15 Identification of the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (Pea, gram or red kidney bean).

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