SOMERVILLE SCHOOL, VASUNDHARA ENCLAVE Integrated Summer Project Class IX – 2015-16 TOPIC : THE STORY OF A RIVER Instructions: 1. 2. Prepare a file f...
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SOMERVILLE SCHOOL, VASUNDHARA ENCLAVE Integrated Summer Project Class IX – 2015-16

TOPIC : THE STORY OF A RIVER Instructions: 1. 2.

Prepare a file folder with an attractive cover page. Include the following: i. Index with Unit and Page numbers ii. Unit 1 – English iii. Unit 2 – Hindi (for Hindi students only) iv. Unit 3 – Sanskrit (for Sanskrit students only) v. Unit 4 – Mathematics vi. Unit 5 – Science vii. Unit 6 – Social Science viii. Unit 7 – Computer Science ix. Assessment


The Assessment page is to be prepared as follows: Subject English Hindi Sanskrit Mathematics Science Social Science Computer Science Cover/Index/Overall Presentation Total Score Integrated score /10



Assessment of each Unit will be based on quality of Content, Presentation, Originality/creativity (where required). Marks will be deducted on overall score for late submission/incomplete work. The Integrated Homework must be submitted to the Class Teacher on 2nd July 2015.

The Story of a River Man Maya Bhujel stands on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. The small village of Laupani is nearby. In the distance, a pink evening light shines on the snowy ridges of the eastern Himalayas. "When I came to the village to marry, 42 years ago, it took an hour to walk to the river," says Bhujel. "Now the river's waters are here, eating away at our land, heaping sand on our paddy fields." The Brahmaputra is one of the world's mightiest rivers, 10km wide in places. Its waters rise more than 5,000 meters up the Tibetan Plateau and flow for about 3,000km through China, India and Bangladesh before joining the Ganges and emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The river is a lifeline to millions, delivering vital nutrients to the plains of Assam and other areas, but its fast flowing waters also cause widespread misery. Bhujel is concerned with the day to day. One of her grandsons is using bamboo poles to build a new, temporary dwelling for the extended family. "With every monsoon season, we fear we will have to move again. The river is always hungry for more land," she says.



Collect pictures on the flora and fauna found along the course of the Brahmaputra river and write briefly about each. Identify any similarity with the flora and fauna mentioned in the poem Brook by Tennyson.


Conduct a survey on the water harvesting methods implemented in your locality. Write a report on the same to your local councillor giving your own inputs and suggesting methods of improvement. UNIT 2 – HINDI

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UNIT 4 – MATHEMATICS Attached is a tariff chart on the water consumption by the people of the city.

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If a commercial unit consumes 4000 liters of water, what is the amount to be paid by its owners? Consider service charges as x and volumetric charges as y. Represent this in form (x, y) in Cartesian plane. A river 3m deep and 40m wide is flowing at the rate of 2km/h. How much water will fall into the sea in a minute? Represent the following on the number line i) ………√5………………………… ii) …………√10…………………… UNIT 5 – SCIENCE

Physics : A team of environmentalists boarded a steamer boat for a downstream journey of river Ganga from Rishikesh to study the flow of river water and collected the following data: Place A. Rishikesh B. Haridwar C. Narora D. Kanpur E. Allahabad F. Varanasi G. Patna H. Diamond Harbour

*Time 05:30 AM 06:00 AM 07:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 Noon 01:00 PM 03:00 PM 05:00 PM

*Downstream speed (in m/s) of river water 21 m/s 18 m/s 12 m/s 12 m/s 6 m/s 6 m/s 9 m/s 6 m/s

* Above data is hypothetical and given for numerical/ concept development purpose only 1. 2.

Plot a Speed-Time (v-t) graph for the above data and calculate: Calculate (using slope of v-t graph) (i) acceleration during AB (Between Rishikesh & Haridwar) (ii) acceleration during CD (Between Narora & Kanpur) (iii) acceleration during FG (Between Varanasi & Patna)


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Calculate distance in terms of river length (using area under v-t graph method) between: (a) Rishikesh and Haridwar (b) Allahabad and Patna In the overall journey, for how much time was the river flow retarded (negative acceleration)? In the overall journey, for how much time was the river flow constant?

Chemistry Water is a haven for a lot of marine organisms. Present a project report with supporting data and graphics on the effect of chemical effluents on water bodies with specific reference to three water bodies in /around Delhi. Biology Rivers are a life line for all the flora and fauna on earth, their depletion and polluting state is a cause of great concern. 1. Discuss the water bodies disaster called “Algal Bloom “and find its cause .Support your answer with viable solutions. 2. What are the causes of depletion of water bodies? UNIT 6 – SOCIAL SCIENCE 1. 2.

Find out and write about the origin/myth or legend associated with the river Brahmaputra. Identify and mention some facts about any one tribe from Arunachal Pradesh dependent on the river. UNIT 7 – FOUNDATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Create a project in MS Word on the topic ‘’The Story of a River” Use some of the information collected for other subject units on the above topic to create slides. Insert School Logo as a Watermark, Clipart or images, Page borders. Do Character formatting, Paragraph spacing and align as required. Set up the page orientation as Portrait and page size as A4 Create two pages for the above document. Bring the printouts of the project.

CLASS IX GEOGRAPHY HOLIDAY HOMEWORK DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROJECT (to be submitted separately to the Geography Teacher)

Prepare a project on Disaster Management. Topics will be assigned roll number wise in class by the subject teacher. Following are the guidelines for the project : 1.

The total length of the project report should not be more than 15 A-4 size pastel sheets.


The project report should be handwritten and credit will be awarded to original drawings, illustrations and creative use of materials.


The project report will be presented in a neatly bound simple folder.


The project report should be framed in the following order.          

Cover page showing project title, student information, school and year. List of contents with page numbers. Acknowledgements (acknowledging the institution, offices and libraries visited and persons who have helped). Project Overview : Purpose, Aim, Methodology and experiences while doing the project. Chapters with relevant headings. Summary and conclusions based on findings. Planning and activities to be done during the project, if any giving a calendar of activities. Bibliography : should have the Title, pages referred, author, publisher, year of publication and if a website the name of the website with the specific website link which has been used. All the photographs and sketches should be labelled and acknowledged. Teacher’s evaluation report should be attached.