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Physics Class 6 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Matter

Matter- its meaning and composition.

States of Matter

  • Solids, Liquids and Gases.
  • Characteristics of Solids, Liquids and Gases (Shape, texture and Volume).
  • Distinguishing properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases.
200.00 Physical Quantities and Measurement

Measurement of Length:

  • The concept of length as the distance between two points.
  • Measurement of length (ruler, measuring tape).
  • Units (with symbol and full name).
Name of Unit Symbol
centimetre cm
meter m
Kilometre km
inch inch
foot ft

Measurement of Mass:

  • The concept of Mass as matter contained in an object.
  • Measurement of Mass (Beam Balance, Electronic Balance).
  • Units (with symbol and full name).
Name of Unit Symbol
milligram mg
gram g
kilogram kg

Measurement of Time:

  • Concept of time and explanation in terms of hours, minutes and seconds.
  • Measurement of Time (Clock, watch, stopwatch).
  • Units (with symbol and full name)
Name of Unit Symbol
Second s
Minutes min
Hour h

(No distinction of SI, metric, MKS, CGS).

Measurement of Temperature:

  • Temperature as a measure of degree of hotness or coldness of body.
  • Measurement of temperature (clinical thermometer, laboratory thermometer).
  • Normal temperature of a human body.
  • Units (with symbol and full name).
Name of Unit Symbol
Celsius °C

Measurement of Area:

  • Concept of area.
  • Area of Regular shapes (using graph paper).
300.00 Force

Force as a push or pull.

Effects of force on
 Mass (No effect)
 Speed
 Direction (rest and motion)
 Change in shape and size
 Using real-world examples only.

Force of Friction:
 Types – Rolling, Sliding and Static.
 Advantages and Disadvantages.

400.00 Energy
  • Simple Machines:
     Basic Concept
     Mechanical Advantage
  • Types of Simple Machines:
     Lever
     Wheel and axle
     Pulley
     Inclined plane
     Wedge
     Screw
  • Different Orders of Levers
  • Numerical based on mechanical advantage or leverage
    Load × Load arm = Effort × Effort arm.
500.00 Light
  • Rectilinear Propagation of Light."
    Applications of rectilinear propagation of light.
  • Pinhole camera:
     Principle and Working
    Factors on which the size of the image produced depends on
  • Shadows:
     Umbra
     Penumbra
     Natural Shadows – Eclipses
600.00 Magnetism
  • Magnetic and non-magnetic substances.
  • characteristics of a magnet.
  • properties of magnets
  • magnetic field around a magnet.
  • Earth’s magnetic field.
  • Making of Magnets
  • Permanent & temporary magnets and their uses
  • Electromagnets and
  • choice of material for the core of an electromagnet
  • Care & storage of magnets
  • Demagnetization by heating, hammering and electricity.

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