In today’s world of high competition for admission to professional courses such as engineering and medicine, it is imperative that students have a strong foundation in science subjects. Tamil Nadu Board Class 6 Science syllabus set by the Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, targets this exact need. The syllabus introduces young students to basics of science topics such as Force and Motion so they are ready to grasp more complex concepts at a later stage.
Science syllabus for Class 6 of TN Board is divided into three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. With the introduction of separate disciplines of science in Class 6, the students begin to clearly distinguish between the branches. They learn the very basics of Chemistry starting from classification of matter into solid, liquid, and gas states.
This gradual progression of complexity of topics enables the students to adapt to the relatively more rigorous demands of higher primary education. The board has done a commendable job in creating the right balance of introducing complex concepts without burdening the students much.
|Measurements – Length, Volume, Mass, Time, SI Units|
|Force and Motion – Types of motion, Based on path— linear, curvilinear, circular, rotatory, oscillatory, zigzag Based on speed— uniform, non-uniform Based on duration— periodic, non-periodic, Force, Agencies- animate factors, inanimate factors, Types on the basis of contact— contact force, non-contact force, Average Speed, Robots – Artificial Intelligence Nano robotics|
|Matter Around Us – Physical Nature of Matter, Solid, Liquid, Gas, Pure substance, Elements and Compounds, Mixture – homogeneous heterogeneous methods of separation, Food Adulteration – carelessness or improper handling|
|The Living World of Plants – Plants and their parts – Stems, Roots, Flowers, Leaves, Fruits|
|Living World of Animals – Biodiversity and Habitat- forest, desert, lake, pond, mountain, polar regions. Unicellular – amoeba, paramecium, euglena. Multicellular – fish, frog, lizard, bird, animal, man. Adaptation of Animals|
|Health and Hygiene – Components of food – carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water. Health and nutrients – health, balanced diet, malnutrition, physical exercise and rest, personal cleanliness, Introduction to microbes – bacteria, virus, protozoa, fungi|
|Computer— An Introduction – Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input Devices – keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital camera, joystick Output Devices – speakers, headphones, screen (monitor), CRT and LCD, printer impact and non-impact, punched card input/output, voice output communication aid, automotive navigation system, Braille embosser, video, plotter, wireless|