science - motion and measurement of distances

Class 6 - Science

Motion and Measurement of Distances

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Question:

Name the types of motion in which a body moves along a straight path

Answer:

Rectilinear or linear motion.



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Motion and Measurement of Distances - Questions
1.

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


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2.

How many centimetres are there in 1 m?


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3.

Give the unit for measuring the following:
(a) Distance between Delhi and Jaipur.
(b) Thickness of a coin.
(c) Length of your eraser.
(d) Length of your shoe lace.


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4.

Give two examples of periodic motion.


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5.

Name the measuring device which can be used for measuring the girth of a tree.


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6.

Name the types of motion in which a body moves along a straight path


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7.

State two precautions to be observed while measuring length with the help of a metre scale.


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8.

How can a measured length be expressed?


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9.

Why do we need standard unit for measurement?


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10.

Give two examples for each of the following motions:
(i) Linear motion
(ii) Spinning motion
(iii) Oscillatory motion
(iv) Periodic motion  
(v) Vibrational motion
(vi) Circular motion
(vii) Random motion


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11.

Why can hand span and arm length not be used as standard units of length?


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12.

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


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13.

Are senses reliable for accurate measurement?


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14.

Name the device used to measure the following:
(a) Size of your shoulder.
(b) Size of your wrist.
(c) Your height.
(d) Your weight.
(e) Cloth for curtain.
(f) Circumference of round table.


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15.

What type of motion do the following objects have?
(a) the galloping of a horse
(b) the needle of a sewing machine
(c) the movements of a mosquito
(d) the blades of an electric fan
(e) the smoke from a lighted dhoopbatti
(f) wheels of moving car.


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16.

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


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17.

Give an example of circular motion.


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18.

Define rest and motion.


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19.

Fill in the blanks:
(i) One metre is___________
(ii) Five kilometre is___________
(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_____________ .


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20.

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


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21.

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?


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22.

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


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23.

Find the length and breadth of given rectangle in mm and cm.
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24.

Define the term standard unit.


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25.

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


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26.

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?


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27.

Give one example each of the following types of motion:

(a) Linear
(b) Translation
(c) Circular
(d) Periodic.


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28.

Give one example of linear motion.


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