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CBSE Class 7 Science Syllabus

Students are suggested to go over the latest CBSE Class 7 Science Syllabus thoroughly in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of each topic. Grade 7 Science concepts are explained using examples from everyday life. This allows students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and apply it in real-world scenarios. This grade also introduces the concepts of nutrition in plants and animals, acids, bases, and salts, heat, weather, and climate, plant reproduction, light, and motion. 

Let’s have a look at the latest CBSE class 7 Science syllabus which can also be downloaded in pdf form.

Questions Key Concepts Resources Activities/ Processes
1. Food Food from where How do plants get their food? Utilization of food How do plants and animals utilize their food? Autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition; parasites, saprophytes; photosynthesis. Types of nutrition, nutrition in amoeba and human beings, Digestive system – human, ruminants; types of teeth; link with transport and respiration. Coleus or any other plant with variegated leaves, alcohol, iodine solution, kit materials. Model of human teeth, charts of alimentary canal, types of nutrition etc., chart and model of amoeba. The story of the stomach with a hole. Need for light, green leaf for photosynthesis, looking at any saprophyte/parasite and noting differences from a green plant. Effect of saliva on starch, permanent slide of Amoeba. Role play with children.
2. Materials Materials of daily use Do some of our clothes come from animal sources? Which are these animals? Who rears them? Which parts of the animals yield the yarn? How is the yarn extracted? What kinds of clothes help us to keep warm? What is heat? What is the meaning of ‘cool’/‘cold’ and ‘warm’ ‘hot’? How does heat flow from/to our body to/ from the surroundings? Different kinds of materials Why does turmeric stain become red on applying soap? How things change/ react with one another What gets deposited on a tawa /khurpi / kudal if left in a moist state? Why does the exposed surface of a cut brinjal become black? Why is seawater salty? Is it possible to separate salt from seawater? Wool, silk – animal fibers. Process of extraction of silk; associated health problems. Heat flow; temperature. Classification of substances into acidic, basic and neutral; indicators. Chemical substances; in a chemical reaction a new substance is formed. Substances can be separated by crystallisation. Samples of wool and silk; brief account of silkworm rearing and sheep breeding. Potassium permanganate, metal strip or rod, wax, common pins, spirit lamp, matches, tumblers, Thermometer etc. Common substances like sugar, salt, vinegar etc, test tubes, plastic vials, droppers, etc. Test tubes, droppers, common pins, vinegar, baking powder, CuSO4, etc. Urea, copper sulphate, alum etc, beaker, spirit lamp, watch glass, plate, petridish etc. Collection of different samples of woolen and silk cloth. Activities to differentiate natural silk and wool from artificial fibers. Discussion. Experiment to show that ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ are relative. Experiments to show conduction, convection and radiation. Reading a thermometer. Testing solutions of common substances like sugar, salt, vinegar, lime juice etc. with turmeric, litmus, china rose. Activity to show neutralization. Experiments involving chemical reactions like rusting of iron, neutralization (vinegar and baking soda), displacement of Cu from CuSO4 etc. Introduce chemical formulae without explaining them. Making crystals of easily available substances like urea, alum, copper sulphate etc. using supersaturated solutions and evaporation.
3. The World of the Living Surroundings affect the living Why are nights cooler? How does having winters and summers affect soil? Are all soils similar? Can we make a pot with sand? Is soil similar when you dig into the ground? What happens to water when it falls on the cemented/bare ground? The breath of life Why do we/animals breathe? Do plants also breathe? Do they also respire? How do plants/ animals live in water? Movement of substances How does water move in plants? How is food transported in plants? Why do animals drink water? Why do we sweat? Why and how is there blood in all parts of the body? Why is blood red? Do all animals have blood? What is there in urine? Multiplication in plants Why are some plant parts like potato, onion swollen – are they of any use to the plants? What is the function of flowers? How are fruits and seeds formed? How are they dispersed? Climate, soil types, soil profile, absorption of water in soil, suitability for crops, adaptation of animals to different climates. Respiration in plants and animals. Herbs, shrubs, trees; Transport of food and water in plants; circulatory and excretion system in animals; sweating. Vegetative, asexual and sexual reproduction in plants, pollination - cross, self-pollination; pollinators, fertilization, fruit, seed. Data on earth, sun – size, distance etc, daily changes in temperature, humidity from the newspaper, sunrise, sunset etc. Lime water, germinating seeds, kit materials. Twig, stain; improvised stethoscope; plastic bags, plants, egg, sugar, salt, starch, Benedicts solution, AgNO3 solution. Bryophyllum leaves, potato, onion etc.; yeast powder, sugar. Graph for daily changes in temperature, day length, humidity etc.; texture of various soils by wetting and rolling; absorption /percolation of water in different soils, which soil can hold more water. Experiment to show plants and animals respire; rate of breathing; what do we breathe out? What do plants ‘breathe’ out? Respiration in seeds; heat release due to respiration. Anaerobic respiration, root respiration. Translocation of water in stems, demonstration of transpiration, measurement of pulse rate, heartbeat; after exercise etc. Discussion on dialysis, importance; experiment on dialysis using egg membrane. Study of tuber, corm, bulb etc; budding in yeast; T.S./L.S. ovaries, w.m. pollen grains; comparison of wind pollinated and insect pollinated flowers; observing fruit and seed development in some plants; collection and discussion of fruits/seeds dispersed by different means.
4. Moving Things, People and Ideas Moving objects Why do people feel the need to measure time? How do we know how fast something is moving? Appreciation of idea of time and need to measure it. Measurement of time using periodic events. Idea of speed of moving objects – slow and fast motion along a straight line. Daily-life experience; metre scale, wrist watch/ stop watch, string etc. Observing and analysing motion (slow or fast) of common objects on land, in air, water and space. Measuring the distance covered by objects moving on a road in a given time and calculating their speeds. Plotting distance vs. time graphs for uniform motion. Measuring the time taken by moving objects to cover a given distance and calculating their speeds.
5. How Things Work Electric current and circuits How can we conveniently represent an electric circuit? Why does a bulb get hot? How does a fuse work? How does the current in a wire affect the direction of a compass needle? What is an electromagnet? How does an electric bell work? Electric circuit symbols for different elements of circuit. Heating effect of current. Principle of fuse. A current-carrying wire has an effect on a magnet. A current-carrying coil behaves like a magnet. Working of an electric bell. Recollection of earlier activities. Pencil and paper. Cells, wire, bulb. Cells, wire, bulb or LED, aluminium foil. Wire, compass, battery. Coil, battery, iron nail. Electric bell. Drawing circuit diagrams. Activities to show the heating effect of electric current. Making a fuse. Activity to show that a current-carrying wire has an effect on a magnet. Making a simple electromagnet. Identifying situations in daily life where electromagnets are used. Demonstration of working of an electric bell.
6. Natural Phenomena Rain, thunder and lightning What causes storms? What are the effects of storms? Why are roofs blown off? Light Can we see a source of light through a bent tube? How can we throw sunlight on a wall? What things give images that are magnified or diminished in size? How can we make a colored disc appear white? High-speed winds and heavy rainfall have disastrous consequences for human and other life. Rectilinear propagation of light. Reflection, certain surfaces reflect light. Real and virtual images. White light is composed of many colors. Experience; newspaper reports. Narratives/stories. Rubber/plastic tube/ straw, any source of light. Glass/metal sheet/metal foil, white paper. Convex/concave lenses and mirrors. Newton’s disc. Making wind speed and wind direction indicators. Activity to show “lift” due to moving air. Discussion on effects of storms and possible safety measures. Observation of the source of light through a straight tube, a bent tube. Observing reflection of light on wall or white paper screen. Open ended activities allowing children to explore images made by different objects, and recording observations. Focused discussions on real and virtual images. Making the disc and rotating it.
7. Natural Resources Scarcity of water Where and how do you get water for your domestic needs? Is it enough? Is there enough water for agricultural needs? What happens to plants when there is not enough water for plants? Where does a plant go when it dies? Forest products What are the products we get from forests? Do other animals also benefit from forests? What will happen if forests disappear? Waste Management Where does dirty water from your house go? Have you seen a drain? Does the water stand in it sometimes? Does this have any harmful effect? Water exists in various forms in nature. Scarcity of water and its effect on life. Interdependence of plants and animals in forests. Forests contribute to purification of air and water. Sewage; need for drainage/sewer systems that are closed. Experience; media reports; case material. Case material on forests. Observation and experience; photographs. Discussions. Case study of people living in conditions of extreme scarcity of water, how they use water in a judicious way. Projects exploring various kinds of water resources that exist in nature in different regions in India; variations of water availability in different regions. Case study of forests Survey of the neighbourhood, identifying locations with open drains, stagnant water, and possible contamination of ground water by sewage. Tracing the route of sewage in your building, and trying to understand whether there are any problems in sewage disposal.

Class 7 Science NCERT Book Chapters

The above mentioned CBSE class 7 Science syllabus will be covered in the following chapters from the NCERT class 7 Science book which are provided to the students:

Chapter 1: Nutrition in Plants

Chapter 2: Nutrition in Animals

Chapter 3: Fiber to Fabric

Chapter 4: Heat

Chapter 5: Acids, Bases and Salts

Chapter 6: Physical and Chemical Changes

Chapter 7: Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals of Climate

Chapter 8: Winds, Storms and Cyclones

Chapter 9: Soil

Chapter 10: Respiration in Organisms

Chapter 11: Transportation in Animals and Plants

Chapter 12: Reproduction in Plants

Chapter 13: Motion and Time

Chapter 14: Electric Current and its Effects

Chapter 15: Light

Chapter 16: Water – A Precious Resource

Chapter 17: Forests – Our Lifeline

Chapter 18: Wastewater Story

So, now you must have got a clear understanding of the CBSE Science Syllabus for Class 7. We hope that you find this detailed information on Science Syllabus useful for your studies and preparation of your class 7 exams.