NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 16 – Garbage in Garbage out Part 4

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LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS

Question 14:

Put a tick (√) against the garbage items given in Table, which could be converted into manure. Put a cross (×) against the others.

Garbage Items (Q)
Garbage Items (Q)

Garbage Items

Make manure or not

Egg shells

Straw

Dry flowers

Pebbles

Broken pieces of glass

Nails and screws

Plastic bangles

Leftover food

Steel broken vessel

Dead animals

Answer:

Garbage Items (A)
Garbage Items (A)

Garbage Items

Make manure or not

Egg shells

True

Straw

True

Dry flowers

True

Pebbles

False

Broken pieces of glass

False

Nails and screws

False

Plastic bangles

False

Leftover food

True

Steel broken vessel

False

Dead animals

True

Question 15:

The pie charts A and B shown in Fig, are based on waste segregation method adopted by two families X and Y respectively.

Result for two families X and Y respectively.

Two Families X and Y Respectively.

Result for two families X and Y respectively.

Which of the two families X or Y do you think is more environmentally conscious and why?

Answer:

X because the kitchen waste and polythene bags are disposed of separately.

Question 16:

Given below are steps in vermicomposting and each step has been given an alphabet. Rearrange the steps in the correct sequence and write the alphabets on the chart provided. One step is done for you.

Rearrange the Steps in the Correct Sequence (Q)
Rearrange the steps in the correct sequence (Q)

F

Dig a pit in a suitable place in your garden.

C

Spread sand on the floor of the pit.

E

Add vegetable peels and fruits waste in the pit.

A

Sprinkle water to keep it moist.

D

Place red worms in the pit.

B

Cover with a gunny bag or grass.

The Alphabets on the Chart Provided
The alphabets on the chart provided

Step

F

Answer:

Rearrange the Steps in the Correct Sequence (A)
Rearrange the steps in the correct sequence (A)

Step

Dig a pit in a suitable place in your garden.

Spread sand on the floor of the pit.

Add vegetable peels and fruits waste in the pit.

Sprinkle water to keep it moist.

Place red worms in the pit.

Cover with a gunny bag or grass.

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