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# Topics and Syllabus - ICSE Physics Class 7 CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations)

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## Topics with syllabus and resources

1 Physical Quantities and Measurement
• Measurement of Volume (3D concept):Concept of unit volume
• Measurement of Area:
Estimate the Area of irregular Shape using aGraph paper Measurement of Density of
Regular Solids:
Basic concept
Formula
Simple Numerical (SI units not required)
• Calculation of Speed:
Basic Concept
Formula
Simple Numerical (SI units not required).
2 Force and Pressure: Motion
• Motion as a change in position of an object with respect to time.
• Types of motion:
Translatory
Circulatory
Oscillatory
Repetitive (Periodic and Non Periodic)
Random
• Uniform and Non Uniform Motion: concept of distance and speed (average speed)
• Weight:
Concept
Differences between Mass and Weight.
3 Energy
• Energy:
Energy as capacity to do work.
Units of energy (joule and calorie).
Different forms of energy.
Inter-conversion of energy
• Law of conservation of energy:
Real world examples
4 Light Energy
• Reflection:
Definition and Examples.
Terms related to reflection -
Normal, plane, point of incidence,
angle of incidence, angle of
reflection.
• Laws of Reflection.
• Plane mirror:
Uses.
Ray Diagram (no mention of
virtual image).Characteristics of
the image formed (Lateral
Inversion, Same size, distance is
preserved).
• Speed of light (3 X 10 8 m/s).
• Primary colours (RGB).
• Formation of secondary colours by Colour addition.
• Appearance of colour of an object
(Based on Reflection and absorption)
• Colour subtraction.
5 Heat
• Heat as a form of energy and its units, joule(J) and calorie (cal).
• Different units of Temperature (°C, °F, K).
• Effects of Heat:
Change in Temperature.
Change in Size (Expansion and contraction).
Change in State.
Good Conductors and Bad
Conductors of Heat and their examples.
Choice of conductors and insulators in day to day life (Pan handles, metal cooking utensils etc.)
• Methods of Heat Transfer:
Conduction
Convection
Radiation
• Thermos Flask:
(Application of Heat Transfer)
Construction
Working
6 Sound
• Sources of sound.
• Sound as a longitudinal wave.
• Characteristics of a sound wave: Amplitude (Relate amplitude with loudness) and Frequency
• Sound needs a medium to propagate
• Reflection and Absorption of sound.
• Relative speed of sound in different mediums.
7 Electricity and Magnetism
• Laws of magnetism
• Test for a magnet (by repulsion)
• Electromagnetism, Electromagnets and their
applications- Electric bell
• Electric current as a flow of charges
• Electric cell as source of electricity
• Resistors as components that oppose the flow of current.
• Symbolic representation of electrical components (key,battery, bulb, conducting
wire, resistor)
• Simple electric circuit- Series and Parallel
• Battery as a collection of cells connected in series.
• Good and Bad conductors of electricity

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