ICSE syllabus for class 9 physics (i.e. Science paper 1) is given here to help the class 9 students in their preparation. The syllabus given here is detailed and is completely in accordance with the latest CISCE guidelines. Students need to check this syllabus thoroughly and prepare for their ICSE class 9 exam accordingly.
This ICSE syllabus of class 9 introduces various important topics that are extremely important for later grades. Students are suggested to be thorough with all the concepts in the class 9 science paper 1 (physics) syllabus to have a strong foundation of the physics concepts.
The latest syllabus for class 9 ICSE physics is given here in the belowgiven table.
ICSE Class 9 Physics Syllabus
(Science Paper 1)

Sl. No.

Chapter Name

Subtopics

1.

Measurements and Experimentation

 Estimation of size, mass and time
 International System of Units
 Measurements using common instruments
 Tabular & Graphical presentation of data

2.

Motion in one dimension

 Distance, speed, velocity, acceleration
 Rest and motion
 Equations and derivations of uniformly accelerated motion

3.

Laws of Motion

 Newton’s First Law of Motion and related concepts of inertia, mass & force
 Newton’s Second Law of Motion and introduction to momentum
 Newton’s Third Law of Motion
 Gravitation

4.

Fluids

 Pressure change with depth, atmospheric pressure and transmission of pressure in liquids
 Discussion about Pressure, thrusts and their units
 Buoyancy, Archimedes’ Principle, floatation and principle of floatation
 Density, density relations, relative density and its determination (for solids),
 Qualitative applications of hydrometer

5.

Heat

 Concepts of heat and temperature
 Qualitative Discussion of Expansions (of solids, liquids and gases), its uses and consequence and anomalous expansion of water.
 Thermometers
 Transfer of Conduction (conduction, convection & radiation, thermal insulation, vacuum flask and ventilation
 Energy flow & its importance
 Discussion on conservation of resources and on renewable resources

6.

Light

 Reflection of light, regular & irregular reflection of light
 Discussion on images formed by plane mirror, pair of parallel and perpendicular plane mirrors and simple periscope
 Spherical mirrors & their characteristics of images, use of concave and convex mirrors along with important terms (focus, focal length, pole, principal axis, center and radius of curvature)

7.

Sound

 Discussion on Sound Waves and its nature, importance of a medium for sound propagation, propagation and speed of sound in different media and its comparison with the speed of light
 Hearing Range and Ultrasounds & its applications

8.

Electricity and Magnetism

 Basic discussion on static electricity, electric charge and charging by friction
 Charging by friction, detection of charge (pith ball and electroscope), orbital model of atom, sparking and lightning conductors.
 Simple electric circuits (using an electric cell and a bulb), potential difference
 Conductors & insulators, open & closed circuits, direction of current and resistance in series & parallel
 Basic introduction to Magnetism, magnetic field, neutral points in magnetic field, bar magnets & its properties, lines of magnetic field & its properties, induction & attraction and magnetic compass

The syllabus topics in class 9 aims to provide some basic knowledge and understanding of the important physics terms, principles, concepts, definitions and laws. The topics here is also aimed to develop practical, instrumental, deductive, problemsolving and observation skills of the candidates.
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