Class 6 Science

Fibre to Fabric

NCERT Solution

State whether the following statements are true or false.

  1. Yarn is made from fibre.
  2. Spinning is a process of making fibre.
  3. Jute is the outer covering of coconut.
  4. The process of removing seed from cotton is called ginning.
  5. Weaving of yarn makes a piece of fabric.
  6. Silk fiber is obtained from the stem of a plant.
  7. Polyester is a natural fiber.

Answer: 1 True, 2 False, 3 False, 4 True, 5 True, 6 False, 7 False

Answer the following questions

Question 1: Classify the following fibres as natural or synthetic: Nylon, Wool, Cotton, Silk, Polyester and Jute

Answer: Nylon and polyester are synthetic fibre. Wool, cotton, silk and jute are natural fibre.

Question 2: From which parts of the plant cotton and jute are obtained?

Answer: Cotton is obtained from fruits of cotton plant and jute is obtained from stem of the jute plant.

Question 3: Name two items that are made from coconut fiber.

Answer: Rope and doormats.

Question 4: Explain the process of making yarn from fiber.

Answer: Fibre is made from yarn by spinning. Spinning is done manually as well as using machines by twisting fiber; like rope making.

Question 5: Plant fibres are obtained from------ and------

Answer: Plants, animals

Question 6: Animals fibres are-------- and -------

Answer: Wool, silk

Extra Questions

Question 1: Which part of plants give us jute and coir?

Answer: Jute comes from the stem of jute plants, while coir comes from the husk of coconut fruit.

Question 2: What is ginning?

Answer: The process of removing cotton seeds from cotton pods is called ginning.

Question 3: What is spinning?

Answer: The process of making yarn from fibre is called spinning.

Question 4: Mention uses of jute fibre?

Answer: Jute is used mainly for making gunny bags, shopping bags, ropes, carpets, etc.

Question 5: Write the name of some man-made fibre?

Answer: Rayon, nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc.

Question 6: Write the name of animal fibre?

Answer: Silk and wool

Question 7: What is caterpillar?

Answer: The larva of silk-moth is called caterpillar.

Question 8: Why do we need to wear clothes?

Answer: Clothes protect us from heat, cold and rain. Hence, we need to wear clothes.