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NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Science


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Exercise (NCERT Text Book)




Exercise (NCERT Text Book)


Q1.  Classify the following fibres as natural or synthetic:

nylon, wool, cotton, silk, polyester, jute

Ans :

       Natural : wool, cotton, silk, jute.

       Synthetic : nylon, polyester.


Q2.  State whether the following statements are true or false:

  1. Yarn is made from fibres.
  2. Spinning is a process of making fibres.
  3. Jute is the outer covering of coconut.
  4. The process of removing seed from cotton is called ginning.
  5. Weaving of yarn makes a piece of fabric.
  6. Silk fibre is obtained from the stem of a plant.
  7. Polyester is a natural fibre.

Ans :

  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False
  7. false


Q3.  Fill in the blanks:

  1. Plant fibres are obtained from__ _______ and ________ .
  2. Animals fibres are __________ and ___________ .

Ans :

  1. Cotton, jute
  2. Wool, silk

Q4.   From which parts of the plant cotton and jute are obtained?

Ans : Cotton is obtained from its seeds and jute is obtained from its stem.

Q5.       Name two items that are made from coconut fibre.

Ans : Carpet and rope.

Q6.       Explain the process of making yarn from fibres.

Ans : The process of making yarn from fibres is called spinning in which fibres from a mass of cotton wool are drawn out and twisted. This brings the fibres together to form a yarn.  


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