NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 7 – Getting To Know Plants Part 2

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VERY SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

Question 7:

Fill in (lie blanks:

  1. The small green leaves at the base of flowers are known as __________.

  2. The swollen basal part of the pistil is the __________ which bears the __________.

  3. Stamen has two parts called __________ and __________.

  4. The young unopened flower is termed as __________.

Answer:

  1. The small green leaves at the base of flowers are known as sepals.

  2. The swollen basal part of the pistil is the ovary which bears the ovules.

  3. Stamen has two parts called filament and anther.

  4. The young unopened flower is termed as bud.

Question 8:

Solve the riddles given below:

  1. “I have a green tender stem and I am much shorter than you. Who am I?”

  2. I come out first from the seed when it is soaked in water. I provide anchorage to plants. Who am I? Write another function that I perform.

Answer:

  1. Herb or name of any small plant.

  2. Root; absorption of water and minerals.

SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

Question 9:

Match the parts of plant given in Column I with their function in Column II.

Match the Articles Given in Column I with the Articles of Column II (Q)
Match the articles given in Column I with the articles of Column II (Q)

Column I

Column II

Flower

Excretion

Leaf

Photosynthesis

Stem

Reproduction

Root

Bears branches

Anchorage

Answer:

Match the Articles Given in Column I with the Articles of Column II (A)
Match the articles given in Column I with the articles of Column II (A)

Column I

Column II

Flower

(iii) Reproduction

Leaf

(ii) Photosynthesis

Stem

(iv) Bears branches

Root

(v) Anchorage

Image of parts of plant

Image of Parts of Plant

Image of parts of plant

Question 10:

Boojho wanted to test the presence of starch in leaves. He performed the following steps.

  1. He took a leaf and boiled it in water.

  2. He placed the leaf in a petri dish and poured some iodine over it.

He did not get the expected result. Which step did he miss? Explain.

Answer:

He did not boll the leaf in spirit to remove the chlorophyll.

Question 11:

Will a leaf taken from a potted plant kept in a dark room for a few days turn blue black when tested for starch? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer:

No, all the starch stored in the leaf would have been used up by the plant. No starch would be synthesised afresh due to non-availability of sunlight.