NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 3 – Fibre to Fabric Part 3

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Question 14:

State whether the following statements are true or false. If false, correct them.

  1. Silk is a plant fibre.

  2. Jute is obtained from the leaves of a plant.

  3. Weaving is a process of arranging two sets of yarn together.

  4. Cotton yarn on burning gives an odour similar to that 0f a burning paper.

Answer:

  1. Silk is a plant fibre. (False)

  2. Jute is obtained from the leaves of a plant. (False)

  3. Weaving is a process of arranging two sets of yarn together. (True)

  4. Cotton yarn on burning gives an odour similar to that 0f a burning paper. (True)

Correct statements

  1. Silk is an animal fibre.

  2. Jute is obtained from the stem of a plant.

Question 15:

The following is an answer given by Boojho to a question asked by his teacher - “Cotton, wool, silk and jute are classified as natural fibres whereas nylon and polyester are classified as synthetic fibres.” Can you tell what question the teacher has asked?

Answer:

Classify the following fibres as natural and synthetic.

Polyester, Jute, silk, Nylon, Cotton, Wool

Image of all natural and synthetic fibers

Image of All Natural and Synthetic Fibers

Image of all natural and synthetic fibers

Question 16:

Once, Paheli visited a tailor shop and brought home some cuttings of fabric to study their properties. She took two pieces and found that one of the pieces were shrinking when it was burnt with a candle. However the other did not shrink on burning. Can you help her to find out which of the two was a cotton fabric and which a silk fabric?

Answer:

Cotton fabric does not shrink but silk fabric shrinks on burning.

Question 17:

One way of making fabric from yarn is weaving, what is the other?

Answer:

Knitting.

Image of Knitting

Image of Knitting

Image of Knitting

Short Answer Questions

Question 18:

Boojho with perfect eyesight was finding it difficult to pass a thread through the eye of a needle. What can be the possible reason for this?

Answer:

The end of the thread was separated into a few thin strands or the thread was quite thick.

Question 19:

In ancient times stitching was not known. People used to simply drape the fabrics around different parts of their body. Even today a number of unstitched fabrics are used by both men and women. Can you give four such examples of clothes?

Answer:

Saree, dhoti, lungi, turban, dupatta, towel, etc.

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