MOUNT ABU PUBLIC SCHOOL
WINTER HOLIDAYS HOMEWORK
SESSION 2014 -15
Vacation is a time to relax and enjoy with your friends and family but take care not to
spend your time idly and wastefully. To facilitate you to make use of your vacation time
in an organized way, we have designed some assignments, activities and projects as
we believe integrated curriculum can help students discover their passion and deepen
their understanding of the subject matter. This would also ensure regular revision of
the concepts taught and enable them to use their creativity and imagination in an
innovative manner and enhance your extra learning. You will surely love to complete
We expect you to bring the work neatly done for all subjects as guided by the teachers
and submit the same as per the schedule given.
Write neat and legible
Adhere to the word limit& Parameters
1 Write a debate on the topic “Criminals are wicked and deserve to be punished severely”
(150 words). What are the qualities that criminals lack in them to be called a true citizen?
WHERE TO DO: Practice Notebook.
Theme-1-“The Cleaning-up Campaign Sweeps Across the Country”
Q.1 Why is cleanliness a key word for survival?
Q.2 How does the cleanliness of self lead to cleanliness of the environment?
Q.3 Who was the first person to introduce the concept of cleanliness. Write his ideology.
Q.4How does the streamlining of the waste disposal lead to cleanliness of the environment
Q.5 Which slogan is given by the Prime Minister Narender Modi for cleanliness campaign?
What does it mean?
Q.6 Write, how as a student you can motivate the masses to go for cleanliness of the nation?
Q.7 Write at least 5 -6 slogans to motivate the masses for cleanliness drive.
Q.8 How does the unhygienic environment lead to epidemic?
Q.9 Enlist the ways by which your school has taken the steps to contribute in the cleanliness
Q.10. Did Mahatma Gandhi carry out the cleanliness drive? How did he inspire the masses?
Theme 2.India’s Tryst with Mars
Q1. “India’s technological achievements have grown in leaps and bounds and the Indian
Nation has come a long way. Comment with reference to “India’s Tryst with Mars’.
Q2. How “Mars Orbiter Mission” by India has marked another milestone in the path of glory?
Q3. What is the most significant benefit of India’s space mission-“ Mangalyaan” to a common
Q4. How has the Mars Mission led us to be self-sufficient and is going to bring us business in
Q5. A trip to Mars has added a new dimension to the glorious history of India by calling it a
low-cost hub. How?
Q6. What role is being played by ISRO’S MOM in developing a spirit of inquiry and
exploration in young minds?
Q7. A successful mission to Mars is not just an expense but also an investment for the future.
Q8. Imagine yourself as one of the scientists of the Mars Mission and describe your
experience of the launch.
Q9.What was basically the planning of ISRO to send a spacecraft from Earth to Mars with the
least amount of fuel possible?
Q10. Write an article on success of Mars Mission elucidating some examples from the text.
WHERE TO DO: Practice Notebook
Theme 1:“ Atithi Devo Bhava”
Answer the following Questions
1.Find the median of month wise percentage share of FTAs in India , 2012?
2. What message doyou get from the verse ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’?
3. Do you like Aamir Khan’s Advertisement Atithi Devo Bhava? Why?
4. Does the ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’ of our Government help to promote ForeignTourism?
5. What is the main Aim of Government in the nationwide campaign of AtithiDevoBhava?
6. Find the Median of percentage change of foreign exchange earnings over previous year
from 2000 to 2010?
7. Draw a double Bar graph for number of FTAs from different regions of the world for the
year 2011 and 2012 using table 2.
8. Find the mean of percentage change of FTAs over previous year from 2000 to 2008.
Theme-2 EMPOWER TO LEARN
1. Draw a frequency polygon for number of students using figure 1
2. Draw a Bar graph for the data represented in table 1.
3. Draw a pie chart to represent the data given in figure 3
4. If you could give one educational tool to every child in the world what would it be?why?
5. What message do you get from the theme Empower to learn?
6. What specific strategy we should follow in order to empower our Students?
7. For a student, what is optimal usage of a solution manual?
8. What does Empowerment mean to us?
PRACTICE MANUAL: Do the Questions 10 to 30 ofchapter: surface area and volume and
repeat all the Theorem of circles.
NOTE: Do all the work in Maths Practice copy.
1) Practice manual: Complete the following Workheets.
Worksheet-2, 3 (Gravitation) Page no-19-22
Worksheet-1, 2(Work and Energy) Page no-23-26
Worksheet-2, 3(structure of atom) Page no-53-56
Worksheet-1 to 4 (Diversity in living organism) Page no-65 to 72
WHERE TO DO: Practice Notebook.
Theme I-UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENT MARS
Questions are as follows:
Q1) What do you understand by mars?
Q2) With the help of a diagram explain the trajectory of MOM?
Q3) What are the five payloads of mars which are to be observed and how MARTIAN study
can be carried out?
Q4) Explain the difference between mars and earth on the basis of their climate, temperature,
air pressure, wind and humidity.
Q5) If we are on mars, the total air pressure varies from 10 to 20 tones. Then why we are not
crushed by the weight of air there?
Q6) Write the use of following:
Q7) How many satellites do the planet mars have?Are these similar to that of earth? Name
the respective planets.
Q8) Mars is often related to the planet earth in spite of having various differences between
both of them. Write down some of the similarities between the planets.
Q9) Which experiment can be conducted to show that on mars air is saturated at the night but
under saturated during the day time?
Q10)Why the seasons are found to be more extreme in one hemisphere of the mars ,while
less extreme in other north hemisphere on mars?
Theme 2 - CLEAN INDIA: WE MEAN IT!!!
Questions are as follows:
Q1) When the “Clean India” OR “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” programme was started by Govt.
Q2)In which country RWSS was implemented and why?
Q3) What was the reason behind introducing TSC in year 2002? Explain its principles.
Q4) What are the waste management activities conducted in various schools for “Clean India”
Q5) Explain the terms:
Q6) How does proper sanitation modify or uplift the environment around us? Explain.
Q7) What steps can be taken for water harvesting? Write in brief.
Q8) As a responsible citizen write some Do’s and Don’ts, for supporting “Swachh Bharat
Q9) Mention some of the cultural and social norms hindering the clean space of our
environment and surroundings.
Q10) What is the role of Gram Panchayats in looking after the community Sanitary complexes
in rural areas?
PARAMETERS FOR EVALUATION Content&Authenticity
QUESTION-To calculate the electricity bills of past 4 months in units.
Complete Ch 5 & 6 (Geography) of SA2
Complete Map Activity of ch-5,6 (Geography)
WHERE TO DO: Practice Manual
THEME-1 A Story Of Two Brothers
Q1. ‘Remember the Sun is bound to rise after a prolonged darkness’. Explain the Statement
in context to the story.
Q2. How did the challenges of life make Manpreet a socially driven youth? What course of
action did it lead to in his life?
Q3. “If a child falls in a bad company, he spoils his life.” Discuss.
Q4. Why was Manpreet able to overcome his woes but Jeet could not?
Q5. Drinking is a great menace and social evil. Justify the statement in context of Jeet’s life.
Q6. The living conditions in the refugee camp were horrendous. Briefly describe the problems
the refugees had to face each day.
Q7. Why was it difficult for Manpreet to get proper treatment for his mother?
Q8. ‘…..the once Thakurian , now took to menial jobs’. Explain the hardships Manpreet’s
mother was undergoing for her two children.
Q9.Short –cut to attain money and wealth is a better option to curb poverty and generating
income. Give your viewsfor or against the statement.
Q10. How education and skills are responsible for removing poverty?
THEME- 2 LIVING ON THE EDGE
Q1. Why the developing nations have more slums than the developed nations.
Q2. ‘Slums can very well help in saving the planet’. How does this statement fit in the case of
Q3. Slums have their own distinct characteristics. Write down the common features of slums
the world over.
Q4. “Growing slums in Indian cities: A major problem of India.” Explain
Q5. Write a short note on the environmental effects of urbanization.
Q6. Write a note on the plight of migrants in India.
Q7. Explain the main causes of migration in India.
Q8. What are the Challenges faced by Urban Immigrants?
Q9. What was the condition of Radha who is living in the urban sprawl of Delhi Yamuna
Q10. What are the conditions of girls living in slums? What can the government do to improve
Q1. Design a Presentation on ‘GOOGLE APPS’. Submit the Softcopy.
PARAMETERS FOR EVALUATION CONTENT, RESARCH & DESIGNING
Q2. Design a “Professional Resume” in MS-Word. Submit Hardcopy
PARAMETERS FOR EVALUATION CONTENT & DESIGNING
L’Activité -1 : Créer des elements de promotion de voyage : Faire une brochure touristique
Eléments: Photos, Dessin, Statistiques, Pourquoiallerlà bas…..
L’Activité -2 : Integrated Project : Importance de l'assainissement et de l'hygiène
“Slogans et d'affichessurswachataAbhiyan”
TOPIC” SWACH BHARAT
Integrated project is an initiative to impart quality learning and imbibe the skills of
research, creativity, imagination and innovation. This will make a part of FA3
Evaluation in class IX & X. Thus you must make a serious effort in completing the
project in the given timeline. To facilitate easy completion of the project in the class
please take a note of the following.
Do the research work for your Integrated Project work as per the details mentioned below.
Collect relevant pictures too.
Advertisement disseminating the message to create clean India.
Importance of Cleanliness, slogans and posters on the same.
Data of Cleanliness projects taken in anyfive famous cities of India.
Various techniques to make Swach Bharat Abhiyan a great success.
Activity: Worksheet based on Modi’s Speech highlighting the impact of
the speech in your life.