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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9 The Living Organisms Characteristics and Habitats

We are pleased to provide NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9, "The Living Organisms Characteristics and Habitats," in a free downloadable PDF format. These solutions have been meticulously crafted to align with the latest CBSE syllabus (2022-2023), ensuring that students are well-prepared to understand the diverse characteristics of living organisms and their respective habitats.

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The Living Organisms Characteristics and Habitats

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q1  What concepts can I learn from the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9?

 

From the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9, you can learn the concepts listed below:

 

Organisms and the surroundings where they live

Habitat and adaptation

A journey through different habitats

Some aquatic habitats

Characteristics of organisms

Living organisms and excretion

 

Q2  List the common characteristics of the living things covered in Chapter 9 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science.

Common characteristics of living things are as follows:

 

i) Respiration

ii) Food intake

iii) Respond to stimuli

iv) Excretion

v) Movement

vi) Reproduction

vii) Grow and die

 

Q3  Are the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9 sufficient for exam preparation?

 

Students who are looking for the perfect study material while learning new concepts can make use of the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 9 from Orchids The International School. The solutions are framed by highly experienced faculty having vast knowledge of the fundamental concepts. The main objective of providing chapter-wise solutions is to improve the logical thinking approach of students to answer complex questions efficiently. The PDF of solutions is available at Orchids The International School with a free download option, where the students can access them anywhere and at any time.

 

Question 1 :

What is a habitat?

 

Answer :

The place where organisms live is called the habitat. Habitat means a dwelling place (a home). The habitat provides food, water, air, shelter and other needs to organisms.

 


Question 2 :

How is a cactus adapted to survive in a desert?

 

Answer :

Adaptations of a cactus are as follows:

  • The leaf is replaced by the spine to reduce transpiration

  • Stems carry out photosynthesis

  • A thick waxy layer surrounds the leaf to retain water

  • The roots of a cactus are deeply rooted inside the soil to absorb water

 


Question 3 :

Which of the things in the following list are nonliving?

Plough, mushroom, sewing machine, radio, boat, water hyacinth, earthworm

 

Answer :

Plough, sewing machine, radio and boat are nonliving things

 


Question 4 :

Give an example of a nonliving thing which shows any two characteristics of living things.

 

Answer :

Example: car

Features

  • It can move like living beings

  • It needs energy to do work

 


Question 5 :

Which of the nonliving things listed below were once part of a living thing?

Butter, Leather, soil, wool, electric bulb, cooking oil, salt, apple, rubber

 

Answer :

Butter, Leather, wool, cooking oil, apples and rubber were once part of a living thing.

 


Question 6 :

List the common characteristics of living things.

 

Answer :

Common characteristics of living things are as follows:

i) Respiration

ii) Food intake

iii) Respond to stimuli

iv) Excretion

v) Movement

vi) Reproduction

vii) Grow and die

 


Question 7 :

Explain why speed is important for survival in the grasslands for animals that live there. (Hint: There are few trees or places for animals to hide in grassland habitats.)

Answer :

Speed is important for survival in the grasslands for animals to avoid predation from their predators. For example, a tiger eats deer; to survive, the deer has to run faster than the tiger.

 


Question 8 :

Fill in the blanks

 

(a) The presence of specific features, which enable a plant or an animal to live in a particular habitat, is called ————.

 

(b) The habitats of the plants and animals that live on land are called ———— habitat.

 

(c) The habitats of plants and animals that live in water are called ————habitats.

 

(d) Soil, water and air are the ———— factors of a habitat.

 

(e) Changes in our surroundings that make us respond to them are called ————.

 

Answer :

(a) The presence of specific features, which enable a plant or an animal to live in a particular habitat, is called adaptation.

 

(b) The habitats of the plants and animals that live on land are called terrestrial habitats.

 

(c) The habitats of plants and animals that live in water are called aquatic habitats.

 

(d) Soil, water and air are the abiotic factors of a habitat.

 

(e) Changes in our surroundings that make us respond to them are called stimuli.

 


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