ICSE Class 6 Biology Syllabus

ICSE syllabus for class 6 is one among the excellent resources for understanding the in and out of class 6 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 board 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 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
  • 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)

Theme 4: Health and Hygiene

  • Types of diseases
  • Communicable diseases: bacterial and viral
  • Modes of transmission of diseases
  • Ways to prevent communicable diseases
  • Hygiene – ways to keep the surroundings clean, safe disposal of garbage, healthy practices for hygiene

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