# ICSE Physics Class 6 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of six themes - (i) Matter, (ii) Physical Quantities and Measurement, (iii) Force, (iv) Energy, (v) Light, and (vi) Magnetism.

### Theme 1: 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

### Theme 2: Physical Quantities and Measurement

Measurement of Length

• Concept of length as distance between two points.
• Measurement of length (ruler, measuring tape).
• Units (with symbol and full name).

Measurement of Mass

• Concept of Mass as matter contained in an object.
• Measurement of Mass (Beam Balance, Electronic Balance).
• Units (with symbol and full name).

Measurement of Time

• Concept of time and explanation in terms of hours, minutes and seconds.
• Measurement of Time (Clock, watch, stop watch).
• Units (with symbol and full name).

(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).

Measurement of Area:

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

### Theme 3: 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.

### Theme 4: Energy

Simple Machines

• Basic Concept

Types of Simple Machines

• Lever
• Wheel and axle
• Pulley
• Inclined plane
• Wedge
• Screw

Different Orders of Levers

Numericals based on mechanical advantage or leverage

### Theme 5: 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

• Umbra
• Penumbra