NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Science
Chapter 1. FOOD: WHERE DOES IT COME FROM
Important Questions with solution
Q2 : Why is glucose given to sportspersons?
Ans : glucose is a type of carbohydrate, which can be quick source of energy.
Q3 : Why do we cook food?
(I) To make food digestible and to improve its taste.
(ii) Cooking also kills the germs that are sometimes present in food.
Q4 : Why is it necessary to drink about 1.5 litres of water everyday?
Ans : Excretion, sweating and breathing makes us lose about 23
litres of water everyday. About 1.5 litres is made up for by drinking water and other liquids.
Q5 : Why water is needed for our body?
(i) Water helps to carry digested food around the body.
(ii) Water help to carries wastes out of the body
(iii) It helps to regulate the body temperature.
Q6 : List the various edible parts of the plants, mention some examples also.
ROOT - carrot, raddish, beetroot, turnip, sweet potato
STEM - sugarcane, ginger, onion, potato, colocasia (arbi)
LEAF - spinach, cabbage, lettuce, methi
FLOWER - cauliflower, broccoli, banana, pumpkin, clove, saffron
FRUIT - banana, mango, brinjal, tomato, cucumber
SEED - pulses, peanuts, coconut, methi seeds, almonds
Q6 : Classify the following as herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.
Herbivorecows - goats, horses, elephants, giraffes, parrot, squirrel
Carnivore - crocodile, shark, tigers, lions, snake
Omnivore - bears, crow, humanbeing, cockroach
Q7 : Where does honey come from?
Ans : Bees
collect NECTAR(sweet juices) from flower, convert it into honey and store it in
Q8) Mention the source of food as plant or animal, for the following food items.
Q9)What are sprouted seeds?
small white structure grown out of the seeds, which will be future shoot of the
Q10)Write the ingredients and sources(plant or animal) for the given food
FOOD ITEM INGREDIENTS SOURCE
Potato curry 1.potato,garlic, onion, tomato plant
2. oil/ghee plant or animal
3. spices plant