Science Olympiad
Class 8


Module 1 Crop Production and Management
Unit 1 Agricultural practices
Unit 2 Steps involved in cultivating a crop
Unit 3 Basic practices of crop production
Unit 4 Preparation of soil
Unit 5 Cultivator
Unit 6 Sowing
Unit 7 Adding manure and fertilizers
Unit 8 Irrigation
Unit 9 Protection from weeds
Unit 10 Harvesting
Unit 11 Storage of crops
Unit 12 Food from animals
Module 2 Micro-organism
Unit 1 Microorganism and their classification:
Unit 2 Place where microorganism live
Unit 3 Microorganism and us
Unit 4 Harmful microorganisms
Unit 5 Food preservation
Unit 6 Nitrogen fixation
Unit 7 Nitrogen cycle
Module 3 Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
Unit 1 Synthetic fibres
Unit 2 Types of synthetic fibres
Unit 3 Characteristic of synthetic fibre
Unit 4 Plastics
Unit 5 Plastics as a material of choice
Unit 6 Plastic and environment
Module 4 Metal and Non-metals
Unit 1 Metals, non-metals
Unit 2 Classification of elements as metals & non-metals.
Unit 3 Corrosion of iron (rusting)
Unit 4 Uses of certain metals.
Unit 5 Metalloids and their metalloids
Unit 6 Chemical properties of metals and non-metals
Unit 7 Uses of metals and non-metals
Module 5 Coal and Petroleum
Unit 1 Inexhaustible and exhaustible natural resources
Unit 2 Coal
Unit 3 Petroleum
Unit 4 Natural gas
Unit 5 Some limited natural resources
Module 6 Combustion and Flame
Unit 1 Combustion
Unit 2 Controlling of fire
Unit 3 Types of combustion
Unit 4 Flame
Unit 5 Fuel
Unit 6 Burning of fuels leads to harmful products: Global warming, acid rain etc.
Module 7 Conservation of Plants and Animals
Unit 1 Deforestation and its causes
Unit 2 Consequences of deforestation: Drought, desertification etc.
Unit 3 Conservation of forest and wildlife
Unit 4 Wildlife Sanctuary
Unit 5 Biosphere Reserve
Unit 6 Flora and fauna
Unit 7 Endemic species
Unit 8 Endangered animals
Unit 9 Red Data Book
Unit 10 Migration
Unit 11 Recycling of paper
Unit 12 Reforestation
Module 8 Cells
Unit 1 Cells and its discovery
Unit 2 Organisms show variety in cell number (multicellular, unicellular), shape and size
Unit 3 Plant cell: Cell organelles and their functions
Unit 4 Animal cell: Cell organelles and their functions
Unit 5 Diagrams of plant and animal cell
Unit 6 Only the following to be included: Cell wall, Cell membrane, Plastids, Nucleus, Vacuole, Cytoplasm – their structure and functions
Unit 7 Differences between plant and animal cells
Module 9 Reproduction in Animals
Unit 1 Sexual reproduction in humans
Unit 2 Asexual reproduction
Module 10 Force and Pressure
Unit 1 Force – A Push or a Pull: Definition and examples
Unit 2 Forces are due to an interaction: Examples
Unit 3 Balanced and unbalanced forces
Unit 4 Exploring forces
Unit 5 Contact forces: Muscular force, friction etc.
Unit 6 Non-contact force: Magnetic force, electrostatic force, gravitational force
Unit 7 Turning effect of force (moment of force): concept, definition and calculation
Unit 8 Pressure
Module 11 Friction
Unit 1 Force of friction
Unit 2 Factors affecting friction
Unit 3 Friction: A necessary evil
Unit 4 Ways to increase and reduce friction
Unit 5 Wheels reduce friction
Unit 6 Fluid friction
Unit 7 Sliding friction, rolling friction, kinetic friction
Module 12 Sound
Unit 1 Sources of sound
Unit 2 Sound as a longitudinal wave
Unit 3 Characteristics of a sound wave: Amplitude (Relate amplitude with loudness) and Frequency
Unit 4 Sound needs a medium to propagate
Unit 5 Reflection and Absorption of sound
Unit 6 Relative speed of sound in different medium
Unit 7 Sound produced by vibrating object
Unit 8 Sound produced by humans
Unit 9 Pitch and Frequency
Unit 10 Monotone
Unit 11 Amplitude, time period and frequency of a Vibration
Unit 12 Unit of loudness in decibels
Unit 13 Audible and inaudible Sounds
Unit 14 Noise and music
Unit 15 Noise pollution
Module 13 Chemical Effects of Electric Current
Unit 1 Conduction of electricity through electricity
Unit 2 Chemical effects of electric current
Unit 3 Electroplating
Module 14 Light
Unit 1 Reflection of light
Unit 2 Structure and care of eye
Unit 3 Visually impaired persons can read and write with the help of braille system
Unit 4 Refraction: Definition and Examples of Refraction
Unit 5 Curved Mirrors
Unit 6 Dispersion of white light into constituent colours
Module 15 Some Natural Phenomena
Unit 1 Lightning
Unit 2 Charging by rubbing
Unit 3 Types of charges and their interaction
Unit 4 Transfer of charge
Unit 5 The story of lightning
Unit 6 Do’s and Don’ts during a thunderstorm
Unit 7 Lightning conductor
Unit 8 Earthquakes
Module 16 Stars and Solar System
Unit 1 Astronomy
Unit 2 Celestial objects
Unit 3 The solar system
Module 17 Pollution of Air and Water
Unit 1 Air pollution
Unit 2 Water pollution

List Of Science Olympiad Exams For Class 8

  • SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO)
  • CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)
  • Silverzone International Olympiad of Science (IOS)
  • Unified Council- National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE)
  • Humming Bird Science Olympiad (HSO)
  • EduHeal National Interactive Science (NISO)
  • Indian Talent Olympiad- International Science (ISO)
  • Home Bhabha Centre for Science Education- Science Olympiad
  • Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE)
  • ASSET Science
  • International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) – IAIS Science
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