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NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 5 - Seeds and Seeds

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NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 5

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NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS

Chapter 5: Seeds and Seeds

NCERT Page No. 42

Discuss

(i) What things are soaked before cooking in your house? Why?

(ii) What things do you eat after sprouting? How are they sprouted? How much time does it take?

(iii) Has the doctor or someone you know ever told you to eat sprouts? Why?

Answer.

(i) Following things are soaked before cooking in my house:

Beans, pulses, chick peas, rice and lentils

These things are soaked to make them soft so that they can be cooked easily. Pulses are also soaked to form sprouts.

(ii) We eat chana and moong daal after sprouting. They are first soaked in water overnight. Then water is drained out and the beans are wrapped in a wet cloth and hanged up so that they can get air. It takes 36-48 hours for chana and 24-36 hours for moong daal to sprout.

(iii) Yes, my grandfather advises me to sprouts daily as they are very nutritious.

NCERT Page No. 43

Do This and Find Out

Do you remember that in Class IV you did an activity with seeds? Now try another one.

  • Take some chana and three bowls.
  • Put five chana in the first bowl and fill it up with water.
  • Put a damp piece of cloth or some cotton wool in the second bowl. Now keep the same number of chanas in it. Make sure that the cotton wool or cloth remains wet.
  • Put the same number of chanas in the third bowl. Do not put anything else in it. Cover all the three bowls.

Observe after two days and note the changes in the bowls.


Bowl 1

Bowl 2

Bowl 3

Are the seeds getting air?

No

Yes

Yes

Are the seeds getting water?




What changes did you see?




Have the seeds sprouted?




Answer.

Observations for all three bowls can be noted as follow:


Bowl 1

Bowl 2

Bowl 3

Are the seeds getting air?

No

Yes

Yes

Are the seeds getting water?

Yes

Yes

No

What changes did you see?

Chanas have swelled up

Chanas have swelled up

Chanas have swelled up

Have the seeds sprouted?

No

Yes

No

Tell and Write

(i) In which bowl did the seeds sprout? What difference did you see between this bowl and the other bowls?

(ii) Why did Gopal’s mother tie the chana in a damp cloth?

Answer.

(i) The seeds sprouted in the second bowl. In this bowl, seeds could get sufficient quantity of both moisture and air which are necessary for sprouting of seeds. Whereas the bowl 1 had water in excess quantity but not air and bowl 3 had air but no water.

(ii) Gopal’s mother tied the chana in a damp cloth to ensure that the chana seeds get proper moisture along with air.

NCERT Page No. 44

Project: Plant Your Seeds

Take a clay pot or a tin can with a wide mouth. Make a small hole at the bottom of the can. Fill your can with soil. Put four or five seeds of the same kind in the soil and press them gently. Different group can plant different kinds of seeds, such as mustard (sarson), fenugreek (methi), sesame (til) or coriander (dhania).

Write

Name of the seed:  ____________

The date on which you planted them:  ___________

The day you observe something coming out of the soil, start filling the table:

Date

Height of the plant (in cm)

Number of leaves seen

Any other change

















Answer.

Name of the seed:  Mustard seeds

The date on which you planted them:  30 May, 2019

Observations for the growing plant can be filled in the table as follows:

Date

Height of the plant (in cm)

Number of leaves seen

Any other change

7 June, 2019

1 cm

2

No

9 June

2 cm

3

NO

11 June

3.5 cm

4

Stem is getting thicker

13 June

5 cm

5

No

This is just a reference answer. However, students must perform this activity and write the answers based on their own observations taken on a daily basis.

NCERT Page No. 45

Find out

(i) How long did it take for the plant to come out from the soil?

(ii) What was the difference in the height of the plant on the first and second day?

(iii) On which day did the height of the plant increase the most?

(iv) Did new leaves come out of the plant every day?

(v) Was there any change in the stem of the plant?

Answer.

(i) It took a week for the plant to come out from soil.

(ii) Difference in the height of the plant on the first and second day was of about 1 centimetre.

(iii) Height of the plant increased the most on the 14th day (13 June) after sowing the seeds.

(iv) Yes, new leaves came out of the plant every day.

(v) Yes, the stem was getting thicker on each successive day.

Discuss

(i) Which seeds took the most number of days for the stem to come out of the soil?

(ii) Which seeds took the least days to come out of the soil?

(iii) Which seeds did not grow at all? Why?

(iv) Did anyone’s plant dry up or turn yellow? Why did this happen?

(v) What would happen if the plants do not get water?

Answer.

(i) Sesame seeds took the most number of days for the stem to come out of the soil.

(ii) Mustard seeds took the least days to come out of the soil.

(iii) All the seeds had grown well. However, they would not have grown, if they had not got proper air and water.

(iv) Yes, one of my friend’s plant turned yellow as he didn’t keep it in the sunlight.

(v) If plants do not get water they will dry up.

Straight From Your Heart

(i) What is inside the seed?

(ii) How does a big plant grow from a tiny seed?

Answer.

(i) There are cotyledons and embryo lying inside the seed.

(ii) The tiny seed absorbs water and nutrients from the ground and grows into a big plant.

NCERT Page No. 46

Find Out

Do some plants grow without seeds?

Answer. 

Yes, come plants like potato, rose, banana etc. grow without seeds.

NCERT Page No. 45-46

So Many Seeds!

How many types of seeds can you collect? Where will you find them? Each of you should try to collect as many different types of seeds as you can. After that, put all the seed collections together. Now observe these seeds carefully—their shapes, sizes, colour, textures (smooth or rough). Make a seed chart to put up in the class. You can start with a table like this.

Name of the seed

Colour

Shape (draw)

Texture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer.

Each student is suggested to collect the seeds of his own choice and then write the observations in the given table.

Here we are providing a reference answer.

I have collected five types of seeds. I got all these seeds from our kitchen.

Observations for all the seeds are given below:

Name of the seed

Colour

Shape (draw)

Texture

Cumin (jeera)

Brown

 

Rough

Mustard (sarson)

Yellowish black

 

Smooth

Aniseed (saunf)

Green

 

Rough

Apple seed

Brown

 

Smooth

Water melon seed

Black

 

Smooth

Think

(i) Did you keep aniseed (saunf) and cumin (jeera) in your list?

(ii) Which was the smallest seed and which was the biggest seed in your collection?

Answer.

(i) Yes, I kept aniseed (saunf) and cumin (jeera) in my list.

(ii) The smallest seed was of mustard (sarson) and the largest seed was of apple.

Make Lists of:

(i) Seeds that are used as spices in your home.

(ii) Seeds of vegetables.

(iii) Seeds of fruits.

(iv) Light seeds (check by blowing them).

(v) Seeds which are flat.

(vi) Make more groups. How many groups of seeds did you make?

(vii) Do you know any games that you can play with seeds?

Discuss with your friends.

Answer.

(i) Seeds used as spices in our home: mustard and cumin

(ii) Seeds of vegetables:  lady finger, tomato, cucumber

(iii) Seeds of fruits: guava, mango, apple, papaya

(iv) Light seeds: mustard, cumin, aniseed

(v) Seeds which are flat: sesame, seeds of water melon, musk melon and cucumber

(vi) I can make the following five more groups of seeds:

  (a) Edible seeds

  (b) Seeds from which oil is extracted

  (c) Seeds which are round in shape

  (d) Seeds with rough coating

  (e) Seeds with smooth coating

(vii) I only know that children play with mango seeds by making a flute out of them.

NCERT Page No. 49

(i) Look at the pictures given on textbook page 49 and guess how the seeds travel and reach different places?

 

(ii) Some plants spread their seeds over long distances. When the soyabean pods are ripe, they burst and the seeds are thrown out. Have your ever heard their sound?

(iii) Think what would happen, if seeds did not spread and remained at one place only?

(iv) Make a list of the different ways by which seeds are spread.

Answer.

(i) From the given picture we get to know that the seeds spread as they are carried away by the animals, birds and water from one place to another.

(ii) No, I have not heard their sound.

(iii) If the seeds did not spread out and remained at one place then all of them would have competed for water and minerals from that small area of earth. As a result, none of the seeds would have got enough nutrition to grow properly.

(iv) Seeds are spread in following ways:

  • By wind
  • By water
  • By birds and animals

NCERT Page No. 50

What we have learnt

(i) Reena has drawn this picture of the seed sprouted by her. What do you think the seeds need for sprouting? Write in your own words. How would Reena’s seeds look if they did not get the things needed. Show by drawing a picture.

(ii) How do seeds spread to far off places? Write in your own words.

Answer.

(i) Seeds need moisture (water) and air for sprouting. If the seeds do not get the right amount of moisture and air they will not sprout at all.

(ii) Seeds spread to far places as they are carried away by birds, animals, air and water from one place to another place. Birds and animals after eating the fruits throw away the seeds. Also some seeds stick to the body of animals and carried to different places by those animals. Some light weight seeds are carried by the blowing winds. Some seeds are carried by flowing water.

You may also check the NCERT solutions for other chapters of class 5 EVS form the following links:

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 1 - Super Senses

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 2 - A Snake Charmer’s Story

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 3 - From Tasting to Digesting

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 EVS Chapter 4 - Mangoes Round the Year

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