| |

Motion and Measurement of Distances | Chapter 10 | Class 6 | Science | NCERT


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


Land – Train, Bus

Water – Ship, Boat

Air – Helicopter, Aeroplane

2. Fill in the blanks:

(i) One metre is ______________ cm.

(ii) Five kilometre is ______________ m.

(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______________.


(i) One metre is 100 cm.

(ii) Five kilometres is 5000 m.

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

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

(v) Motion of the wheel of a bicycle is circular.

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

Answer: Pace or a footstep cannot be used as a standard unit of length because it varies from person to person.

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

Answer: 1 millimetre, 1 centimetre, 1 metre, 1 kilometre

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

Answer: 1.65= 165 cm = 1650 mm

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


1km = 1000 m

Hence, 3250 m = 3.25 kms

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?

Answer: Length of needle = 33.1 – 3 = 30.1 cm

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


Similarities – The blades of a fan and the wheels of a bicycle show circular motion

Differences – Bicycles move in rectilinear motion, but the fan does not move in rectilinear motion.

9. Why would you not like to use a measuring tape made of an elastic material like rubber to measure distance? What would be some of the problems you would meet in telling someone about a distance you measured with such a tape?

Answer: An elastic measuring-tape will not give accurate measurements as it stretches in length and reduces in size when stretched. When we express measurements taken with elastic tape, we have to tell whether the tape was stretched. If yes, how much? Hence, it is very difficult to tell the measurement taken from an elastic tape.

10. Give two examples of periodic motion.


a) A needle of a sewing machine

b) Pendulum

NCERT Class 6 Science

Chapter 1: Food: Where Does It Come From?

Chapter 2: Components of Food

Chapter 3: Fibre to Fabric

Chapter 4: Sorting Materials and Groups

Chapter 5: Separation of Substances

Chapter 6: Changes Around Us

Chapter 7: Getting to Know Plants

Chapter 8: Body Movement

Chapter 9: The Living Organisms and Their Surroundings

Chapter 10: Motion and Measurement of Distances

Chapter 11: Light, Shadows and Reflections

Chapter 12: Electricity and Circuits

Chapter 13: Fun with Magnets

Chapter 14: Water

Chapter 15: Air Around Us

Chapter 16: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *