Science Practical


What would a student report nearly after 30 minutes of placing duly cleaned strips of aluminium, copper, iron and zinc in freshly prepared iron sulphate solution taken in four beakers ?


What is observed when a pinch of sodium hydrogen carbonate is added to 2 mL of acetic acid taken in a test tube ? Write chemical equation for the reaction involved in this case.


After examining a prepared slide under the high power of a compound microscope, a student concludes that the given slide shows the various stages of binary fission in a unicellular organism. Write two observations on the basis of which such a conclusion may be drawn.


List in proper sequence four steps of obtaining germinating dicot seeds.


List four precautions which a student should observe while preparing a temporary mount of a leaf peel to show stomata in his school laboratory.


The current flowing through a resistor connected in a circuit and the potential difference developed across its ends are as shown in the diagram by milliammeter and voltmeter readings respectively:

  1. What are the least counts of these meters ?
  2. What is the resistance of the resistor ?


Draw a path of light ray passing through a prism. Label angle of incidence and angle of deviation in the ray diagram.


Draw a labelled diagram of the experimental set up for the study of liberation of carbon dioxide gas during respiration.


In a school laboratory the students are studying the properties of ethanoic acid through certain experiments. How can they test its acidic nature ? Give two tests.


In the laboratory of a school, the sample of hard water is not available “to study the comparative cleaning capacity of a sample of soap in soft and hard water”. Which salt from the laboratory can be added to tap water to make it hard ? In the experiment how is cleaning capacity of soap compared ?


Name the process by which an amoeba reproduces. Draw the various stages of its reproduction in a proper sequence.


What is observed when a solution of sodium sulphate is added to a solution of barium chloride taken in a test tube? Write equation for the chemical reaction involved and name the type of reaction in this case.


A student added few pieces of aluminium metal to two test tubes A and B containing aqueous solutions of iron sulphate and copper sulphate. In the second part of her experiment, she added iron metal to another test tubes C and D containing aqueous solutions of aluminium sulphate and copper sulphate.

In which test tube or test tubes will she observe colour change? On the basis of this experiment, state which one is the most reactive metal and why.


An object of height 4.0 cm is placed at a distance of 30 cm from the optical centre ‘O’ of a convex lens of focal length 20 cm. Draw a ray diagram to find the position and size of the image formed. Mark optical centre ‘O’ and principal focus ‘F’ on the diagram. Also find the approximate ratio of size of the image to the size of the object.


List the steps of preparation of temporary mount of a leaf peel to observe stomata?


In a given ammeter, a student sees that needle indicates 17 divisions in ammeter while performing an experiment to verify Ohm’s law. If ammeter has 10 divisions between 0 and 0.5A, then what is the value corresponding to 17 divisions?


A student conducted an experiment to show CO2 is released during respiration. List two precautions that he or she must take for obtaining correct observations.


A student observed a permanent slide showing asexual reproduction in yeast. Draw diagrams of the observations he must have made from the slide. Name the process also.


Riya performs two set of experiments to study the length of the foam formed which are as follows:

Set I: she takes 10 ml of distilled water in test tube “A” and adds 5-6 drops of liquid soap in it and shakes the test tube vigorously.
Set II: she takes 10 ml of distilled water in a test tube “A” and adds 5-6 drops of liquid soap with half spoonful of CaSO4 in it and shakes the test tube.

Write your observation and reason.


What do you observe when you drop a few drops of acetic acid to a test tube containing:

a) Phenolphthalein c) distilled water
b) Universal indicator d) sodium hydrogen carbonate