Science NCERT Grade 6, Chapter 1, Food: Where Does It Come From? as the name suggests, discusses the basic understanding of food, its sources, different varieties of food and food habits. The entire chapter is divided into five sections covering different topics.

The first section lays emphasis on different varieties of food. In this section, the term “ingredient” is introduced and is discussed in detail with the help of an activity. The consequent section of the chapter focuses on the sources of food. The two main sources of food i.e. the plant and animal sources are discussed here. Through a tabular activity, a relationship between food items, its ingredients, and their sources is presented to make this concept clearer.

The next section talks about the various edible plant parts and animal products which are used as sources of food by humans, for example, sprouted seeds and nectar of bees.

The last section of the chapter, Food: Where Does It Come From? discusses the food habits of animals on the basis of which they are classified into three categories: herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores along with suitable examples.

The chapter, Food: Where Does It Come From? is covered under the following sections:

  • Food Variety
  • Food Material and Sources
  • Plant Parts and Animal Products as Food
  • What do animals eat?

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Question 1:

Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?

Answer:

No. The food requirements of all living organisms vary. On the basis of food requirements, living organisms are grouped into three categories:

(i) Herbivores: These animals eat only plants or plant products. For example: Cow, elephant, rabbit, horse, etc.

(ii) Carnivores: These animals eat other animals. For example: Lion, tiger, lizard, etc.

(iii) Omnivores: These animals eat both plants and animals. For example: Dog, cat, crow, etc.

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Question 2:

Name five plants and their parts that we consume.

Answer:

Plant

Edible plant part

Carrot

Root

Peas

Seed

Apple

Fruit

Cauliflower

Flower

Cabbage

Leaf

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Question 3:

Match the items given in Column A with those in Column B.

Column A

Column B

Milk, curd, paneer, ghee

eat other animals

Spinach, cauliflower, carrot

eat plants and plant products

Lions and tigers

are vegetables

Herbivores

are all animal products

Answer:

Column A

Column B

Milk, curd, paneer, ghee

are all animal products

Spinach, cauliflower, carrot

are vegetables

Lions and tigers

eat other animals

Herbivores

eat plants and plant products



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Question 4:

Fill up the blanks with the words given:

herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore

(a) Tiger is a _________ because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called _________.

(c) Parrot eats only _________ products.

(d) The _______that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from _________ .

Answer:

(a) Tiger is a __carnivore__because it eats only meat.

(b) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called __herbivore__.

(c) Parrot eats only __plant__ products.

(d) The __milk__ that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.

(e) We get sugar from __sugarcane__.



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