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Modes of Transport for Class 1 EVS

Travelling is an integral part of our lives. People travel for work, education, leisure, or occasions. The development of modes of transport has brought significant improvement in travelling over years.
This concept introduces the learners to various means of transport used in everyday life.

After going through the concept, the learners will be able to:

  • State what is the meaning of transportation.
  • Give examples for—
    • Water transport
    • Air transport
    • Land transport
  • Differentiate among various modes of transportation by looking at their pictures.

Each concept is explained to class 1 students using descriptions, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept Modes of Transport in PDF format.

What is the Meaning of Transportation?

Transport means carrying people or goods from one place to another place.

How Do You Go to School?

  • If you walk to school every day, your school is not far away from your home.
  • If you take a bus, school bus, or an auto-rickshaw every day to go to school, that means your school is a little bit far from your home.
  • Buses, auto-rickshaws, etc., are modes of transport that help you reach school.
  • Ask your father how does he reach his office?
Means of transport_travelling

Means of Transport:

The three different modes of transport are—

Means of transport

a) Land Transport:

  • This mode of transportation includes vehicles that move on land.
  • As land transport is cheaper, it is the most common means of transporting people and goods from one place to another.
  • Vehicles like buses, cars, bicycles, scooters, etc., move on roads, while trains move on tracks built on the land.


 Land transport_Motorbike
Land transport_Bus
Land transport_car
 Land transport_Train
Land transport_Auto rickshaw

b)Water Transport:

  • This mode of transportation involves vehicles moving on water, like rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, etc.
  • In earlier times, people depended on water transport for travelling long distances.


Water transport_Boat
Water transport_Ferry
Water transport_Cargo ship
Water transport_Yacht
Water transport_Kayak

c)Air Transport:

  • It is the fastest and most expensive and fastest means of transport.
  • People choose air transport to travel to far-off countries within a short time.


air transport_Aeroplane
ransport_Hot air balloon

New Words:

Motorised: Something that works with the help of a motor (a machine that drives vehicles).

Cargo: Goods that are carried by ship.

Did You Know?

  • Some vehicles can move both on land and water. These types of vehicles are called amphibious vehicles. In this picture, you can see an amphibious bus.
  • Land transport_Water transport
  • Submarines are ships that can move underwater. The body of a submarine is similar to that of a fish. Scientists and the military use submarines.
  • Water transport_submarine
Means of Transport_Means of transport name
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