The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is a most
popular board in the present world of education. This board of
education retains a healthy learning environment, the best
educational pattern and also encourages students in many ways. The
ICSE curriculum is designed by the board higher authorities by
considering the students’ learning necessities.
The syllabus for ICSE Class 8 students is tactically designed keeping
in mind the exact requirements. At Speedalbs, we thoroughly
update the syllabus pattern in such a way that the need of topics
and sub-topics that the students need to complete during an academic
session are fulfilled.
1. Transport of Food and Minerals in
Diffusion – definition;
Osmosis – definition, example,
semipermeable membrane, root pressure; active
Transpiration – definition, importance and
factors affecting transpiration.
Structure and function of Xylem and Phloem in
Importance of minerals: macro and
micro-nutrients; three deficiency diseases
caused by lack of these essential nutrients.
2. Reproduction in Plant and Animals:
Types of Asexual reproduction
Sexual reproduction in Plants
Sexual reproduction in humans
Main organs of male and female reproductive
Biotic components consisting of producers,
consumers, decomposers. Meaning of food chain.
Food web, and pyramid of numbers
Interdependence between organisms: symbiosis,
parasitism and predation
Brief account of abiotic or non-living
components such as air, soil, water and climatic
factors such as sunlight, temperature, humidity
Only, forest ecosystem with its flora and fauna
to be taught.
4. Human Body: Endocrine, Circulatory and
Two types of glands- exocrine, endocrine (basic
concept and difference);
Hormonal glands – (thyroid, adrenal,
pancreas, pituitary); location and function of
Following points to be studied in tabular form:
name of gland, location in body, secretion,
Adolescence and accompanying changes
5. Health and Hygiene
6. Food Production
Bacteria: uses of bacteria in food industry.
Fungi – Importance of mushrooms and yeast
in food industry.
Agriculture: cultivated crops (food-crops and
cash crops), crops grown in India.
Horticulture- vegetables, fruits, decorative
plants and flowers.
Organic farming and green revolution in brief
Animal husbandry: milk yielding (milch) animals;
white revolution; meat providing livestock;
draught animals (heavy work); poultry; fish
farming (pisiculture); sericulture and
apiculture (awareness level).
Noms Biology 8 (2/E) (Paperback) By P. A. Paulose
Biology For Middle Class-8 (English) By A P Misra
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