ICSE Class 6 Biology Syllabus

ICSE Syllabus for Class 6 is one of the excellent resources for understanding the in and out of the academic year. This syllabus is prepared under the keen supervision of various skilled subject specialists, and hence, it meets the learning needs of the students efficiently. The syllabus of Class 6 Biology of the ICSE keeps them up-to-date about the latest curriculum and grading system of the subject. All requisite topics and their sub-topics are included in this ICSE Syllabus in the conventional order.

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Theme 1: Plant Life

  • The leaf
    • External structure
    • Kinds of leaves
    • Types of venation
    • Functions of leaf
    • Modifications
    • Insectivorous plants. Need for modification with an example
    • Vegetative propagation in leaf
  • The flower
    • Parts (4 whorls), structure and function of each whorl
    • Pollination (self and cross): An idea about agents of cross pollination (wind, water and insects – their examples).
    • Fertilization: process in simple terms
    • Formation of fruit – fate of each part (whorl) of flower after fertilization
    • Parts of fruits: dry and fleshy, examples of dry and fleshy parts; parts of the pericarp of fleshy fruits (epicarp, mesocarp, endocarp) and function of each part
    • Seed – parts (cotyledon, embryo: Radicle, plumule) and types (monocot, dicot)
    • Germination – conditions required for germination (moisture, warmth), seed germination of different seeds

Theme 2: The Cell

  • Plant cell: Cell organelles and their functions
  • Animal cell: Cell organelles and their functions
  • Diagrams of plant and animal cell
  • Only the following to be included: Cell wall, Cell membrane, Plastids, Nucleus, Vacuole, Cytoplasm – their structure and functions
  • Differences between plant and animal cells

Theme 3: Human Body

  • Digestive System
    • Revisit previous learning
    • Organs of the digestive system; function of each organ
    • Process of digestion particularly of Carbohydrates Proteins and Fats.
  • Respiratory System
    • Main parts (nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs); functions of each part of the respiratory system
    • Difference between respiration and breathing
    • Mechanism of breathing (physical process with respect to diaphragm and ribs-inhalation and exhalation)
    • Mention of common respiratory diseases: asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis (T.B.).
  • Circulatory System
    • Main parts of the circulatory system (heart, blood, blood vessels).
    • Process of circulation in the body.
    • Components of blood (plasma and blood cells – RBC, WBC, platelets with their functions only).
    • Types of Blood groups (A, B, AB, O): mention only.
    • Blood pressure (concept only); heartbeat, pulse
    • Keeping the heart healthy through exercise and good food habits.

Theme 4: Health and Hygiene

  • Types of diseases
  • Communicable diseases: bacterial, viral, protozoal, diseases caused by worms
  • Modes of transmission of diseases
  • Ways to prevent communicable diseases
  • Hygiene – examples, ways to prevent them.
  • Hygiene – ways to keep the surroundings clean, safe disposal of garbage, healthy practices for hygiene.

Theme 5: Adaptation

  • Habitat – definition.
  • Adaptations of plants and animals to the following habitats along with characteristics and examples:
    • Aquatic habitat- floating, submerged and fixed plants; adaptations in fish.
    • Desert – adaptations in cactus as desert plant and camel as desert animal.
    • Mountain – adaptations in trees like Pine and Fir; mountain goat
    • Air – adaptation for flight in birds, aerial plants.

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