Ncert Solutions for Class 6 Science Motion and Measurement of distances

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Question 1

Give two examples each, of modes of transport used on land, water and air.


On Land

Bicycle, Car, Bus, train

On Water

Ship, Motor boat, Ferry

On Air

Aero plane, Glider, Helicopter

Question 2

Fill in the blanks:

(i) One metre is _____ cm.

(ii) Five kilometre is ____ m. (1 Km = 1000m)

(iii) Motion of a child on a swing is ____.

(iv) Motion of the needle of a sewing machine is ___.

(v) Motion of wheel of a bicycle is___.



  1. 100
  2. 5000
  3. Periodic Motion       
  4. Periodic Motion
  5. Circular Motion

Question 3

 Why can a pace or a footstep not be used as a standard unit of length?


 A footstep not be used as a standard unit of length because the size of pace and footstep vary from person to person. This will lead to confusion while measuring the lengths by different persons. So We should use standard units like International System of Units (SI Units).

Question 4

 Arrange the following lengths in their increasing magnitude:
       1 metre, 1 centimetre, 1 kilometre,1 millimetre


 1 millimetre < 1 centimetre < 1 metre < 1 kilometre

Question 5

 The height of a person is 1.65 m. Express it into cm and mm.


As 1m = 100cm and 1cm = 10mm

  So we can say that

  1.65 m = 1.65 x 100cm = 165cm

Also, 1.65m = 165cm = 165 x 10mm = 1650 mm


Question 6

 The distance between Radha’ s home and her school is 3250 m. Express this distance into km.


 Since 1 m = 1 /1000 km

  So 3250m = 3250 / 1000 = 3.250 km


Question 7

 While measuring the length of a knitting needle, the reading of the scale at one end is 3.0 cm and at the other end is 33.1 cm. What is the length of the needle? 


 Length of the needle = Final reading - Starting Reading

                                = 33.1 cm - 3.0 cm = 30.1 cm

Question 8

 Write the similarities and differences between the motion of a bicycle and a ceiling fan that has been switched on. 



Both ceiling fan and bicycle exhibit circular motion.


Bicycle shows rectilinear motion while ceiling fan does not.


Question 9

Why could you not use an elastic measuring tape to measure distance? What would be some of the problems you would meet in telling someone about a distance you measured with an elastic tape?


  Since the tape is stretchable, its measurements will be inaccurate. Therefore, we cannot use it as measuring tape. While measuring a distance, we need to tell someone how much tape has been stretched which is difficult to measure. It leads to incorrect measurements.

Question 10

 Give two examples of periodic motion.


 Pendulum, Guitar String


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