Class 6 Science

Variety of Food

NCERT Solution

Fill in the blanks with the given words:

Herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore

  1. Tiger is a --------- because it eats only meat.

    Answer: Carnivore
  2. Deer eats only plant product and so, is called---------

    Answer: Herbivore
  3. Parrot eats only --------- products

    Answer: Plant
  4. The ------- that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animals products.

    Answer: Milk
  5. We get sugar from--------

    Answer: Sugarcane

Answer the following questions

Question 1: Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?

Answer: Different living being need different kinds of food. Some eat only plant, some eat only animals while some others eat both plants and animals.

Question 2: Name five plants and their parts that we eat.


PlantEdible part
(a) Radish1. Root
(b) Potato2. Stem
(c) Spinach3. Leaves
(d) Mango4. Fruit
(e) Rice5. Seeds

Question 3: Match the items given in column A with that in column B

Column AColumn B
(a) Milk, curd, paneer, ghee1. Eat other animals
(b) Spinach, cauliflower, carrot2. Eat plant and plant products
(c) Lions and tigers3. Are vegetables
(d) Herbivores4. Are animal products

Answer: (a) 4, (b) 3, (c) 1, (d) 2

Extra Questions

Question 1: Name the products obtained from milk?

Answer: Cheese, butter, sweets, curd, etc.

Question 2: Name five items that we get from plants?

Answer: Rice, wheat, vegetables, sugars and fruits.

Question 3: Why are spices used in our food?

Answer: Spices makes our food tasty.

Question 4: Write the name of two plants which give us oil?

Answer: Mustard and groundnut.

Question 5: What do you mean by herbivores?

Answer: Animals that eat only plants are known as herbivores.

Question 6: What do you mean by omnivores?

Answer: Animals that eat both plant and flesh of animals are known as omnivores.

Question 7: What is carnivore?

Answer: Animals that eat only flesh of animals are known as carnivores.

Question 8: What do you mean by autotrophs?

Answer: Organisms that make their food themselves are known as autotrophs. Plants are autotrophs because they make their food themselves.

Question 9: What do you mean by heterotrophs?

Answer: Organisms that depend upon food prepared by others are called heterotrophs. Animals are heterotrophs because they eat food prepared by plants.

Question 10: What do you mean by scavengers?

Answer: Animals that clean environment by eating the flesh of dead animals are called scavengers.