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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 6 Changes Around us

This chapter delves into the fascinating realm of reversible and irreversible changes that occur in our surroundings, shedding light on transformations induced by heating substances or mixing them with others. Real-life examples and demonstrations within the chapter make the learning process engaging and accessible.

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Changes Around Us

Question 1 :

To walk through a waterlogged area, you usually shorten the length of your dress by folding it. Can this change be reversed?

 

Answer :

Yes, the process can be reversed.

 


Question 2 :

You accidentally dropped your favorite toy and broke it. This is a change you did not want. Can this change be reversed?

 

Answer :

No, this change cannot be reversed

 


Question 3 :

Some changes are listed in the following table. For each change, write in the blank column whether the change can be reversed or not.

Sl. No.

Change

Can Be Reversed Yes/No

1

The sawing of a piece of wood

 

2

The melting of ice candy

 

3

Dissolving sugar in water

 

4

The cooking of food

 

5

The ripening of a mango

 

6

Souring of milk

 

 

Answer :

 

Sl. No.

Change

Can Be Reversed Yes/No

1

The sawing of a piece of wood

No

2

The melting of ice candy

Yes

3

Dissolving sugar in water

Yes

4

The cooking of food

No

5

The ripening of a mango

No

6

Souring of milk

No

 


Question 4 :

A drawing sheet changes when you draw a picture on it. Can you reverse this change?

 

Answer :

This change can be reversed if a pencil is used to draw the picture. If a pen, paint, or oil/water colors are used to draw the picture, change cannot be reversed.

 


Question 5 :

Give examples to explain the difference between changes that can or cannot be reversed.

 

Answer :

Changes that can be reversed are as given below:

i) Opening and closing the door

ii) Filling glass with water

Changes that cannot be reversed are as given below:

i) Conversion of milk into curd

ii) Ripening of fruit

 


Question 6 :

A thick coating of a paste of Plaster of Paris (POP) is applied over the bandage on a fractured bone. It becomes hard on drying to keep the fractured bone immobilized. Can the change in POP be reversed?

 

Answer :

No, the change cannot be reversed

 


Question 7 :

 A bag of cement lying in the open gets wet due to rain during the night. The next day the sun shines brightly. Do you think the changes, which have occurred in the cement, could be reversed?

 

Answer :

No, the change cannot be reversed

 


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