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SYMMETRY   SYMMETRY Symmetry is when something is made up of two parts that are exactly the same and they are facing each other.     Line Symmetry
  •                   A line of symmetry divides a figure into two mirror - image halves.
  •                  The line of Symmetry is imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly.
  •                    Letters and line symmetry
  •                   There are some letters which do not have any line symmetry.
  •                   Rhombus:
  •                  Two lines of symmetry AC and BD
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  •                   The word 'data' means information. Its exact dictionary meaning is given facts.
  •                   Statistical data are of two types (i) primary (ii) secondary.
  •                   The number of times an observation occurs in the given data is called the frequency of the observation.
  •                   There are two types of frequency distribution.
  •          Discrete frequency distribution.
  •          Continuous frequency distribution.
  •                     In a discrete frequency distribution the cumulative frequency of a particular value of the variable is the total of all the frequencies of the values of the variable which are less than or equal to the particular value.                                             
  •               A table which displays the manner in which cumulative frequencies are distributed over various classes is called a cumulative frequency distribution or cumulative frequency table.
  •            Bar graphs
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  •                    A ruler protractor and compass are used for constructions.
  •                 Given a line 1 and a point P not on it, a line parallel to 1 can be drawn through the point P, using the idea of 'equal alternate angles' or 'equal corresponding angles'.
  •                   The sum of lengths of any two sides of a triangle is greater than its third side.
  •                   The difference of lengths of any two sides of a triangle is lesser than its third side.
  •                   The sum of angles in a triangle is \[180{}^\circ .\]
  •                   The following cases of congruence of triangles, help us construct the triangle.
  (a) S.S.S: A triangle can be drawn given the lengths of its three sides. (b) S.A.S: A triangle can be drawn given the lengths of any two sides and the measure of the angle between them. (c) A.S.A: A triangle can be drawn given the measures of two angles and the length of the side included between them. (d) R.H.S: A right angled triangle can be drawn given the length of hypotenuse and the length of one of its legs.   more...

MENSURATION (Perimeter and Area, Review of Earlier Concepts)        FUNDAMENTALS
  •                         Area is the part of plane occupied by the closed figure.
(a) Perimeter of a square \[=4\,\,\times \]side. Elementary question-1: Find perimeter of a square kabaddi field each of whose side is 20 metres Ans. Perimeter \[4\times 20=80\,\,m\] (b) Perimeter of a rectangle \[=2\times \] (length + breadth) units. (c) Area of a square = (side \[\times \] side). (d) Area of a rectangle = length \[\times \] breadth. (e) Area of a parallelogram = base \[\times \] height sq. units. (f) Area of a triangle \[=\frac{1}{2}\] (Area of the parallelogram generated from it) \[=\frac{1}{2}\times \]base \[\times \] height sq. units
  •                      If the length of sides of a triangle are a, b, c and \[s=\frac{a+b+c}{2}=\] half perimeter, then area is given as\[\Delta =\sqrt{s\left( s-a \right)\left( s-b \right)\left( s-c \right)}\]
  •                      Circumference of a Circle: The perimeter of a circle is called its circumference.
Circumference \[=2\pi r=\pi d,\] where \[r=\]radius and \[d=\]diameter. Here \[\pi \,\,(Pi)\] is a constant, equal to\[3.14\]     approximately.
  •                       Area of a circle: Area of a circle with radius r units is equal to \[\pi {{r}^{2}}sq\]units.

Light, Shadow and Reflection   Light Light is a form of energy visible to the human eye that is radiated by moving charged particles. Speed of light in air is about 3 x m/s. Ray: It is a very narrow and straight path of light. Beam: It is broader and consists of several rays.   Sources of Light The objects which give out light are called sources of light. Sun, star, bulb, torch, candle lantern, lamp, etc. are the sources of light.   Luminous and Non-luminous Objects The objects which produce their own light are called luminous objects. Sun, stars, bulb, torch, candle, lantern, lamp etc. are luminous objects. The objects which do not produce light on their own are called non-luminous objects. Table, fan, book, chair, etc. are non-luminous objects.   Transparent, Translucent and Opaque Objects Transparent Objects: The objects which allow light to pass through them. For example glass, water, air, etc. Translucent Objects: The objects which allow light to pass through them partially. For example, oiled paper, tissue paper, muddy water, ground glass, etc. Opaque Objects: The objects which do not allow light to pass through them. For example, wall, blackboard, metal sheet, etc.   Shadow If an object is placed in front of a source of light, the object cast its shade which known as shadow. All the opaque objects produce their shadow on the opposite side to the source of light. The shape of shadow depends on the followings:
  • Shape of the object
  • Size of the source of light
  • Position of the source of light
  Reflection of Light When a ray of light falls on the surface of a mirror, they are sent back. This phenomenon is known as reflection of light.   The ray which falls on the surface of a mirror is called an incident ray. The ray which is sent back after reflection is called reflected ray.   Spherical Mirrors A spherical mirror is a mirror which has the shape of a piece cut out of a spherical surface. There are two types of spherical mirrors: concave and convex.   Reflecting surface of a concave mirror bulges inward whereas reflecting surface of a convex mirror bulges outward.   Images   Real Image The images which are inverted and can be taken on the screen are called real images   Virtual Image The images which are erect and cannot be taken on the screen are called virtual images.

Food   Food Food is a substance eaten by the living organisms in order to remain alive. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, milk, etc. are the examples of food.   Sources of Food Plants: Foods like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, etc. are obtained from the plants. Animals: Food like meat, milk, eggs, honey, etc. are obtained from animals.   Producers and Consumers All living organisms has been broadly classified into two groups: producers and consumers. Producers: All the green plants make their own food, therefore, green plants are called producers.   Consumers: Animals consume the food prepared by green plants, therefore, animals are called consumers. Image result for animals photos to one pitures     Types of Consumers Consumers have been classified in the following groups on the basis of their food habits:   Herbivores The animals that eat only plants or plant products, are called herbivores. Cow, buffalo, goat, elephant, horse, rabbit, camel, etc. are the examples of herbivores animals.   Carnivores The animals that eat only other animals are called carnivores. Tiger, lion, cheetah, wolf, snake, etc. are the examples of omnivores animals.   Omnivores The animals that eat both plants and animals are called omnivores. Man, bear, dog, crow etc. are the examples of omnivores animals.     Scavengers The animals that eat dead and decaying bodies of other animals are called scavengers. Vulture, hyena, etc. are the examples of scavengers.   Decomposers These are organisms such as bacteria and fungi that break down the dead remains of plants and animals.   Parasites The animals that live in or on the other animals for their survival are called parasites. For example, mosquitoes, flees, leeches, etc. Related image   Components of Food The food that we eat is composed of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water, and roughage. Functions and Sources of different components of food are given below:    
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Fibre to Fabric   Fibre to Fabric We use clothes for making variety of things like shirts, pants, skirts, sarees, uniforms, bed sheets, blankets, curtains, table cloths, towels, school bags, gunny bags, etc. So clothes are very important for us. In this chapter we will study about different types of fibres.   Clothes: Clothes are fabrics which are made up of yarns and in turn yarns are made up of fibres.   Fibres: Fibres are very thin, thread-like strand from which clothes are made up of.   Yarns: Yarns are made up of fibres. Fibres are turned into long twisted thread by the process of spinning called yarns.   Fabrics: Yarns are woven together to make fabrics. Then fabrics are used to prepare different types of clothes like shirts, pants, bags, etc.   Types of Fibres There are two types of fibres: natural fibres and synthetic fibres.   Natural Fibres The fibres which are obtained from natural sources are called natural fibres. Cotton, wool, silk, flax, and jute are the examples of natural fibres.   Cotton We obtain cotton fibres from cotton plants. Seeds of cotton plants are covered with white, soft cotton fibres. Cotton fibres are separated from seeds by hands or machines. The preparation of clothes or fabrics from cotton wools or cotton fibres involves mainly three processes which are as follows:   Ginning: The process of separating cotton wool from the cotton seeds is called ginning.   Spinning: The cotton fibres from cotton wool are drawn out and twisted to make yarns. This process is called spinning.   Weaving: In the process of weaving two distinct sets of yarns are interlaced at right angles to form a cloth. Cotton is mainly used to make clothes as it is soft and comfortable to wear. Cotton clothes let air in and can absorb sweat, therefore, very useful specially in and humid weather.   Wool Wool fibres are obtained from the hair of animals like sheep, goat, rabbit, yak and camel. Wool cut off from the sheep with a thin layer of skin. The process is known as shearing. After shearing the wool is sent to the mills. Where it is cleaned, combed and spun to make fibre is then woven or knitted to make wool clothes. Wool is used for knitting sweaters, shawls and other wool clothes. Wool is a fluffy material and can retain air inside it, therefore, woolen clothes are very useful in winter season.   Silk Silk fibres are obtained from silk worms. Caterpillars of silkworms cover them self from silk fibres called cocoon. The cocoon is boiled in water to separate the silk fibres from the silkworms. The process is known as reeling. Further the obtained silk fibres twisted to obtains silk yarns then silk yarns are woven to make silk clothes. The earing of silkworm for the production of silk fibres is called sericulture.   Jute Jute fibres are obtained from the stem of jute plants. Jute plants more...

Grouping Materials and their Separation   Sorting Materials into Groups All the objects that we see around us are made up of matter called materials. Like, animals, insects, birds, plants, trees, houses, machines, tools, tables, chairs, clothes, etc. are objects which are made up of matter. To understand the process of classification, first we have to know the basis of classification.     Basis of Classification The characteristics or properties, which are taken as the base for the classification of given objects, are called basis of classification. There are a number of characteristics which are taken as the basis for classification. Like 'living and non-living', 'natural and artificial', 'solid, liquid and gas', 'shape', 'colour', etc.   Note: You can also classify the materials by selecting the characteristics as per your own choice.   Properties of Matter Now let us understand some properties of matter.   Appearance Some objects have shiny appearance called lustre whereas some materials have dull appearance. For example, gold, silver, copper have shiny appearance whereas paper, wood, rubber have dull appearance.   Hardness and Softness The materials can be classified on the basis of hardness and softness. Candle, wax, rubber are the examples of soft materials whereas iron, diamond, glass are the examples hard materials.    Solubility Some materials are soluble in water whereas others are not. Sugar, common salt, washing soda lemon juice are soluble in water whereas glass, plastic, iron, mustard oil, coconut oil are not soluble in water.   Density Density is the mass per unit volume of a substance. The substances which sink in the water have higher density than water and the substances which float on the water have lower density than water. Substances like iron, copper, aluminium, silver, gold and glass have higher density than water whereas wood, plastic, ice, oil and petrol have lower density than water.   Transparency All the materials have been classified into three groups on the basis of transparency.  
  • Transparent: The materials through which light can pass are called transparent materials. For example, glass, water, air, alcohol, etc.
  • Translucent: The materials through which light can pass partially are called translucent materials. For example, Butter paper, ground-glass, muddy water, etc.
  • Opaque: The materials through which light cannot pass are called opaque materials. For example, metals, stones, books, woods, etc.
  Pure Substances The substances which are made up of only one kind of atoms or molecules are called pure substances. For example gold, silver, copper, etc.   Mixture When two or more than two different substances are mixed up together a mixture is formed. For example, air is a mixture of many gases like nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and some other gases.   Constituents of a Mixture The different substances which are present in a mixture are called constituents of the mixture. For example, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and many other gases which are present in the air are constituents of air.  

Changes Around Us   Changes Around Us We observe changes around us all the time. Changes may occur in shape, size, mass, density, colour, position, temperature, structure or in composition of a substance. So we can define a change as: 'Transformation in one or more than one physical or chemical properties of a substance is called change'.    Types of Changes Types of changes on the basis of either the changes can be reversed to bring back the original substance or not:   Reversible Change A change which can be reversed to form the 'original substance' is called reversible change. For example, melting of ice, freezing of water, dissolution of salt in water, increase in temperature of a metal rod, etc.   Irreversible Changes A change which cannot be reversed to form the 'original substance' called irreversible change. For example, burning of wood, ripening of fruit, turning milk sour, etc. Types of changes on the basis of either a new substance is formed or not:   Physical Change The change, in which molecules of a substance do not undergo any change or no new substances are formed, are called physical changes. For example, melting of ice, freezing of water, evaporation of water, dissolution of salt in water.   Chemical Change The change, in which molecules of substance undergo change or new substances are formed, are called chemical changes. For example, burning of paper, rusting of spoliation of food, etc. Types of changes on the basis of heat absorbed or evolved:   Exothermic The change in which heat is released. For example, burning of wood.   Endothermic The change in which heat is absorbed. For example, melting of ice.

Living Organisms and their Habitats   Plants There are a large number of plants in our surroundings. Plants are living things which can make their own food. They are vital for the survival of animals including us. Let's study about the plants in some detail.   Classification of Plants on the Basis of Bearing Flowers All the plants has been divided into two groups on the basis that either they bear flower or not.   Flowering Plants: The plants, which bear flowers, are called flowering plants. For example, rose, mango, sunflower, grass, lemon, tulsi, peepal, etc. Non-Flowering Plants: The plants, which do not bear flowers, are called non-flowering plants. For example, ferns, mosses, algae, fungi, etc.   Classification of Plants on the Basis of Size, Nature of Stem and Life-span   Herbs Herbs are small plants which have a soft and delicate stem. They have short life-spat. They live for only one or two season. For example, grass, tomato, wheat, paddy, cabbage etc. Banana plant is a herb.   Shrubs Shrubs are medium sized plants which have hard but not very thick stem. Their lifespan is for many years but less than that of trees. For example, rose, lemon, jasmine, etc.   Trees Trees are tall and big plants which have hard brown thick stem. Their life-span is for many years. For example, mango, neem, palm, coconut, etc.   Climbers Climber plants have long, thin and weak stem so they cannot stand upright. They climb up with the help of a support. For example, pea plants, grape vine, glory lily, jasmine, etc.   Creepers Creeper plants also have long, thin, and weak stem. Creeper plants do not have special organ for climbing up so they spread out on the ground. For example, strawberry, pumpkin, cucumber, etc.   Parts of a Plant Root stem, leaves, flowers and fruits are the main parts of plants.   Root This part of a plant grows below the ground. Root fixes the plant firmly to the soil. It absorbs water and minerals from the soil which are essential for the photosynthesis.   Types of Roots There are mainly two types of roots: tap root and fibrous root. Tip root: It consists of a main root called tap root from which a number of branching Roots arise called lateral roots. For example, mango, radish, mustard, etc.   Fibrous root: It consists of many thin, fibre like roots arising from the base of the stem. For example, grass, wheat, paddy, maize, etc.   Functions of Stem:
  • It holds the plants upright.
  • It bears branches, leaves, flowers and fruits.
  • It transports water from the root to leaves and food from leaves to root.
  Leaf It is the thin, broad, flat and green part of plants which is attached to stem. Flat green portion of leaf is called more...


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