NCERT Science Class- VI Chapter-1: Food: Where Does It Come From? Solutions

NCERT Science Class- VI Chapter-1: Food: Where Does It Come From? Solutions

Exercises

Q 1: Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?

Ans: No. Different animals eat different kinds of food as per their need. This is basically depend on their body structure and internal organs. Depending on kind of food they eat, animals are divided into three basic categories:

  • Herbivores: Animals which feed on plants and plant products are called herbivores.

For example: cow, rabbit, dear, goat, elephant, horse, etc.

  • Carnivores: Animals which feed on other animals are called carnivores.

For example: tiger, lion, lizard, fox, etc.

  • Omnivores: Animals which feed on both plants and animals are called omnivores.

For example: crow, cat, dog, etc.

Q 2: Name five plants and their parts that we eat.

Ans:

Plant Edible plant part
Carrot Roots
Cauliflower Flower
Wheat Seed
Apple Fruit
Spinach Leaf
Cabbage Leaf

 

Q 3: Match the items given in Column A with that in Column B

a

Ans:

Column A Column B
Milk, curd, paneer, ghee, are all animal products
Spinach, cauliflower, carrot are vegetables
Lions and tigers eat other animals
Herbivores eat plants and plant products

 

Q 4: Fill up the blanks with the words given:

Herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore

(a) Tiger is a ____________________ because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called ______________.

(c) Parrot eats only _________________ products.

(d) The ________________ that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from ___________________.

Ans:

(a) Tiger is a carnivore because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called herbivore.

(c) Parrot eats only plant products.

(d) The milk that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from sugarcane.

 

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