Class 6 - Biology - Food : Where does it come from

Question 1.

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

 

Answer :

No. Different animals eat different kinds of food as per their body structure and internal organs. Depending on kind of food they eat, animals are divided into three basic categories:  

  • Herbivores: Animals which feed on plants and plant products are called herbivores. Examples: cow, goat, elephant, dear, etc.
  • Carnivores: Animals which feed on other animals are called carnivores. Examples: lion, tiger, fox, etc.
  • Omnivores: Animals which feed on both plants and animals are called omnivores. Examples: crow, cat, dog, etc.

 

 Question 2.

 Name five plants and their parts that we eat.

 

Answer:

Apple – Fruit

Mango - Fruit

Potato - Stem

Carrot - Root

Spinach – Leaf  

Wheat - Seed

Cauliflower – Flower

 

Question 3.

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

Column A

Column B

Milk, Curd, Paneer, Ghee

Eat other animals

Spinach, cauliflower, carrot

Eat plant and plant products

Lions, 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, Tigers

Eat other animals

Herbivores

Eat plant and plant products

 

 

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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