NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 9-The Living Organisms and Their Surroundings Part 2 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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NCERT Class 6 Science Chapter 9: Living Organisms & Surroundings

Question 4:

Which of the things in the following list are non-living?

Plough, Mushroom, Sewing machine, Radio, Boat, Water hyacinth, Earthworm


Non-living things: Plough, Sewing machine, Radio, Boat.

S Showing in a Images is a Non-Living Machine

Question 5:

Give an example of a non-living thing, which shows any two characteristics of living things.


Bus and Machine both shows movement and consume energy.

Question 6:

Which of the non-living things listed below, were once part of a living thing?

Butter, Leather, Soil, Wool, Electric bulb, Cooking oil, Salt, Apple, Rubber


Butter, Leather, Wool, Cooking oil, Apple, Rubber.

Question 7:

List the common characteristics of the living things.


Living things have certain common characteristics - they need food, they respire and, excrete, respond to their environment, reproduce, grow and show movement.

Image Shows Characteristics of the Living Things

Question 8:

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 grasslands habitats.)


In the grassland there are less number of trees and places to hide. The animals are vulnerable to predators (e. g. lions, tigers, wolves etc.) . They can only survive and escape if they can run faster. Therefore speed is important for survival in the grasslands for animals (e. g. deer) that live there.

Image Result for Animals to Hide in Grasslands Habitats

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