Class 10 Science Term 2 Syllabus

As per the CCE guidelines, the syllabus for class 9 and class 10 maths has been divided term wise. In each term, there will be formative assessments each carrying 10% of weightage and summative assessments each carrying 30% weightage. The Class 10 Maths Term 2 syllabus is listed below.


Unit – 1: Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour

  1. Carbon Compounds
    • Covalent bonding in carbon compounds
    • Versatile nature of Carbon
    • Homologous series, Nomenclature of Carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes)
    • Difference between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons
    • Chemical properties of Carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction
    • Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (Properties and uses), soaps and detergents
  2. Periodic classification of elements
    • Need for classification
    • Modern periodic table, Gradation in properties
    • Valency and atomic number
    • Metallic and non metallic properties

Unit – 2: World of Living

  1. Reproduction
    • Reproduction in animal and plants (asexual and sexual)
    • Reproductive health- Need for and methods of family planning, safe sex v/s HIV/AIDS
    • Child bearing and women’s health
  2. Heredity and Evolution
    • Heredity
    • Mendel’s contribution- Laws for inheritance of traits
    • Sex determination- Brief introduction Basic concepts of Evolution

Unit – 3: Natural Phenomenon

  1. Reflection
    • Reflection of light through curved surfaces
    • Images formed by spherical mirrors- centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula
    • Magnification
  2. Refraction
    • Laws of Refraction, refractive index
    • Refraction of light by spherical lens, Image formed by spherical lens, Lens formula
    • Magnification power of lens, Functioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections
    • Applications of spherical mirrors and lenses
    • Refraction of light through prism
    • Dispersion and scattering of light, Applications in everyday life

Unit – 5: Natural Resources

  1. Conservation of Natural resources
    • Management of natural resources
    • Conservation and judicious use of natural resources
    • Forest and wild life, coal and petroleum conservation
    • Examples of people’s participation for conservation of natural resources
  2. The Regional Environment
    • Big dams-Advantages and limitations. Alternatives, if any
    • Water harvesting
    • Sustainability of natural resources
  3. Our Environment
    • Eco-system, Environmental problems, ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions
    • Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances


  1. To study the properties of acetic acid (ethanoic acid)
    • Odour
    • Solubility in water
    • Effect of litmus
    • Reaction with sodium bi-carbonate
  2. To study saponification reaction for preparation of soap
  3. To study the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water
  4. To determine the focal length by obtaining the image of a distant object of
    • Concave mirror
    • Convex lens
  5. To trace the path of a ray of light through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence
    • Measure the angle of incidence
    • Angle of refraction
    • Angle of emergence
    • Interpret the results for above
  6. To study, by using prepared slides
    • Binary fission in amoeba
    • Budding in yeast
  7. To trace the path of the rays of light through a glass prism
  8. To find the image distance for varying object distances in case of a convex lens and draw corresponding ray diagrams to show the nature of image formed
  9. To study homology and analogy with the help of models/charts/specimens of animals and plants
  10. To Identify the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed (pea, gram and red kidney bean)

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