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Karnataka Board SSLC (Class 10) Science Syllabus For Year 2020 - 21 in PDF

Karnataka SSLC Board Science Syllabus for SSLC (Class 10) enables students to get a gist of the entire chapter with just a glance. For a subject like Science, having a syllabus around becomes a mandate of sorts since any topic in science is spread wide and has a lot of information. So having an idea of what is to be omitted is very essential, this is where a syllabus comes handy.

For Class 10 students, Science is one of the major subjects like Maths. The subject of Science allows students to explore their world and discover new things. It is also an active subject, containing activities such as hands-on labs and experiments. Science is an important part of the foundation for education for all children. Karnataka Syllabus 2020 for SSLC will be coming soon once the official board releases the syllabus for the upcoming academic session.

You will find the 10th Science syllabus state board Karnataka in the table given below.

Introduction to Karnataka SSLC Science Syllabus:

The syllabus of Karnataka SSLC Science are constructed in a well-structured manner. SSLC Science syllabus consists of 3 broad classifications like Physics, Chemistry and Biology. At the beginning of the syllabus Chemistry chapters are listed from Chapter 1 -5 then Biology chapters are mentioned from Chapter 6-9 and then Physics chapters are provided from Chapter 10-13. In the end Chapter 14-16 talks about general Science topics related to our environment and daily activities.

All the chapters mentioned in the SSLC Science syllabus are connected with each other and students should follow the same hierarchy. The chapters mentioned in the syllabus are listed below and click on it to get the detailed syllabus for each chapter.

Karnataka SSLC Science Syllabus

  • Chapter 1: Chemical Reactions and equations

Chemical equation, Balanced chemical equation, Implication of a balanced chemical equation, types of chemical reactions:combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement, precipitation, neutralization, oxidation and reduction.

  • Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts

Their definitions in terms of furnishing of H+ AND OH- ions, General properties, examples and uses, concept of pH scale (Definition relating to logarithm not required), the importance of pH in everyday life; preparation and uses of Sodium Hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, washing soda and Plaster of Paris.

  • Chapter 3: Metals and Nonmetals

Properties of metals and non-metals; Reactivity series; Formation and properties of ionic compounds;Basic metallurgical processes; Corrosion and its prevention.

  • Chapter 4: Carbon and its compounds

Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series. Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups(halogens,alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes), difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons. Chemical properties of carbon compounds(combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses(, soaps and detergents.

  • Chapter 5: Periodic Classification of elements

Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s periodic table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.

  • Chapter 6: Life Processes

‘Living Being’. Basic concept of nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion in plants and animals.

  • Chapter 7: Control and Coordination

Tropic movements in plants; Introduction of plant hormones; Control and coordination in animals; Nervous system; Voluntary, involuntary and reflex action; Chemical coordination; animal hormones.

  • Chapter 8: How do organisms reproduce

Reproduction in animals and plants (asexual and sexual) reproductive health-need and methods of family planning. Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS. Child bearing and women’s health.

  • Chapter 9: Heredity and Evolution

Heredity; Mendel’s contribution – Laws for inheritance of traits:Sex determination: breif introduction; Basic concepts of evolution.

  • Chapter 10: Light – Reflection and Refraction

Natural phenomena Reflection of light by curves surfaces; Images formed by spherical mirrors, centre of curvature, principal axis, principal focus, focal length, mirror formula (Derivation not required), magnification. Refraction; Laws of refraction, refractive index. Refraction of light by spherical lens; Image formed by spherical lenses; Lens formula (Derivation not required); Magnification. Power of a lens.

  • Chapter 11: Human eye and the colourful world

Functioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses. Refraction of light through a prism, dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life.

  • Chapter 12: Electricity

Effects of Current Electric current, potential difference and electric current. Ohm’s law; resistance, resistivity, factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P,V,I and R.

  • Chapter 13: Magnetic effects of electric current

Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on a current carrying conductor, Fleming’s Left hand rule, Electric motor, Electromagnetic induction. Induced potential difference, Induced current. Fleming’s right hand rule, electric generator, direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric current.

  • Chapter 14: Sources of energy

Different forms of energy, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy: Fossil fuels, solar energy; biogas; wind, water and tidal energy; Nuclear energy: Renewable versus non-renewable sources of energy.

  • Chapter 15: Our Environment

Eco-system, environmental problems, ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non – biodegradable substances.

  • Chapter 16: Sustainable management of Natural Resources