NCERT Solutions for Class 6th: Ch 1 Food Where does it come from? Science


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


No, the food requirements of all living organisms are different. Depending on the food requirements, living organisms are grouped into three categories:
• Herbivores: Animals which eat only plants and plant products are called herbivores. For example: Cow, elephant, rabbit, horse, etc.
• Carnivores: Animals which eat other animals are called carnivores. For example: Lion, tiger, lizard, etc.
• Omnivores: These animals eat both plants and animals. For example: Dog, cat, crow, etc.

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


Plants - edible parts
Carrot - root
Potato - stem
Carrot - root
Apple - fruit
Cabbage - leaf

3. Match the items given in Column A with that in Column B

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


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

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4. Fill up the blanks with the words given:

Herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore

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

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called _________.
► Herbivore

(c) Parrot eats only _________ products.
► plant

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

(e) We get sugar from _________ .
► sugarcane

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