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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 10 Motion and Measurement of Distances

"Explore the world of science with NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 10 - Motion and Measurement of Distances. These comprehensive solutions are designed to support your CBSE Class 6 exam preparation. By delving into this chapter, you'll grasp essential concepts that will not only aid you in achieving excellent marks but also serve as a foundation for future studies.

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Motion and Measurement of Distances

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Q1  What are the modes of transport used on land, water and air from Chapter 10 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science?

 

The modes of transport used on land, water and air from the Chapter 10 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science are given below:

 

Land – Bus, train

Water – Boat, ship

Air – Aeroplane, helicopter.

 

To know more about this concept, students can refer to the NCERT Solutions designed by the faculty at Orchids The International School. The chapter-wise format of solutions is available, which can be accessed by the students to get their doubts cleared instantly.

 

Q2  What are the similarities and differences between the motion of a bicycle and a ceiling fan that has been switched on, as discussed in Chapter 10 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science?

 

Similarities – The blades of a fan and the wheels of a bicycle show circular motion

 

Differences- Bicycles move in rectilinear motion, but the fan does not move in rectilinear motion.

Students are advised to refer to NCERT Solutions to effectively get an idea about this concept. The solutions are designed by the faculty at Orchids The International School with the main aim of helping students score well in the exam.

 

Q3  What are the topics covered in Chapter 10 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science?

 

The topics covered in Chapter 10 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science are given below:

 

1. Story of transport

2. How wide is this desk?

3. Some measurements

4. Standard units of measurements

5. Correct measurement of length

6. Measuring the length of a curved line

7. Moving things around us

8. Types of motion

 



Question 1 :

The height of a person is 1.65 m. Express it into cm and mm.

 

Answer :

1.65= 165 cm = 1650 mm

 


Question 2 :

Give two examples of periodic motion.

 

Answer :

a) A needle of a sewing machine

b) Pendulum

 


Question 3 :

Give two examples each, of modes of transport used on land, water and air.

 

Answer :

Land – Train, Bus

Water – Ship, Boat

Air – Helicopter, Aeroplane

 


Question 4 :

Fill in the blanks:

(i) One metre is ______________ cm.

(ii) Five kilometre is ______________ m.

(iii) Motion of a child on a swing is ______________.

(iv) Motion of the needle of a sewing machine is ______________.

(v) Motion of wheel of a bicycle is______________.

 

Answer :

(i) One metre is 100 cm.

(ii) Five kilometres is 5000 m.

(iii) Motion of a child on a swing is periodic.

(iv) Motion of the needle of a sewing machine is periodic.

(v) Motion of the wheel of a bicycle is circular.

 


Question 5 :

Why can a pace or a footstep not be used as a standard unit of length?

 

Answer :

Pace or a footstep cannot be used as a standard unit of length because it varies from person to person.

 


Question 6 :

Arrange the following lengths in their increasing magnitude: 1 metre, 1 centimeter, 1 kilometer, 1 millimeter.

 

Answer :

1 millimetre, 1 centimetre, 1 metre, 1 kilometre

 


Question 7 :

The distance between Radha’s home and her school is 3250 m. Express this distance in km.

 

Answer :

1 km = 1000 m

Hence, 3250 m = 3.25 kms

 


Question 8 :

While measuring the length of a knitting needle, the reading of the scale at one end is 3.0 cm and at the other end is 33.1 cm. What is the length of the needle?

 

Answer :

Length of needle = 33.1 – 3 = 30.1 cm

 


Question 9 :

Write the similarities and differences between the motion of a bicycle and a ceiling fan that has been switched on.

 

Answer :

Similarities – The blades of a fan and the wheels of a bicycle show circular motion

Differences – Bicycles move in rectilinear motion, but the fan does not move in rectilinear motion.

 


Question 10 :

Why would you not like to use a measuring tape made of an elastic material like rubber to measure distance? What would be some of the problems you would meet in telling someone about a distance you measured with such a tape?

 

Answer :

An elastic measuring-tape will not give accurate measurements as it stretches in length and reduces in size when stretched. When we express measurements taken with elastic tape, we have to tell whether the tape was stretched. If yes, how much? Hence, it is very difficult to tell the measurement taken from an elastic tape.

 


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