Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 The Earth in the Solar System

Class 6 geography Chapter 1 The Earth in the Solar System Ncert Solutions are provided here. NCERT Intext and End Exercise questions of Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 The Earth in the Solar System

Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 : The Earth in the Solar System

The Earth in the Solar System is the first chapter of NCERT Text book of Class 6 Geography. The end exercise and intext questions are comprised of the topics – Earth, Moon, Full Moon, new Moon, Celestial Bodies , stars, Pole Star, Planets, Solar System, Orbits, Asteroids, Galaxy , Milky Way Galaxy, Universe , etc.

Chapter 1 : The Earth in the Solar System ( Ncert Solutions)

ChapterChapter 1 : The Earth in the Solar System
SubjectGeography
Class 6th – ( Class VI )
Study MaterialNCERT intext and End Exercise Solutions
Total Questions 3 Questions
Text BookThe Earth : Our Habitat
[ NCERT Text Book in Geography for Class VI ]

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 : The Earth in the Solar System

Ques. 1 : Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) How does a planet differ from a star?
Ans. Difference between a star and a planet –

StarPlanet
Stars have their own light. They are the source of light.Planets do not have their own light.
Stars are bigger in sizePlanets are smaller in size as compared to stars
Star is FixedPlanets revolve around the Star.
Planet earth revolve around the sun ( a star)
Example : SunExample : Mercury , Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter

(b) What is meant by the ‘Solar System’?
Ans. The term solar system refers to the “family of the sun”. The sun , eight planets, satellites and other celestial bodies such as meteoroids and asteroids forms a solar system.

This whole system of celestial bodies and planets is called the Solar System. The sun is the head of a solar system. In a solar system, all the planets revolve around the main star.

(c) Name all the planets according to their distance from the sun.
Ans. The planets according to their distance from the sun are as follows :

  1. Mercury ( nearest to the sun )
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
  5. Jupiter
  6. Saturn
  7. Uranus
  8. Neptune (farthest from the sun )

(d) Why is the Earth called a unique planet?
Ans. Earth is a unique planet in our solar system. This the planet which have the favourable conditions for life. Earth have plenty of water on it. It supports the vegetation and plants growth.

2/3rd of the surface of earth is covered with water .It has plenty of oxygen in its atmosphere.

The temperature is also neither too high nor too cold. This temperate range is suitable for life growth. It supports all the conditions of life growth.

(e) Why do we see only one side of the moon always?
Ans. The moon takes 27 days to complete a revolution around the planet earth and in these days it takes same time to complete its one rotation ( spin ) about its own axis .

The time taken by the moon to spin on its axis is same to the time taken by the earth to spin on its axis. Therefore, we always see only one side of the moon.

(f) What is the Universe ?
Ans. A universe is the largest unit in this world. A universe consists of a lot of galaxies , black holes, and other celestial objects. Everything is present in the universe only.

There is only one universe and everything that exists is present in the universe itself. All the events and changes around us from minor vibration to larges events like supernova, take place in the universe only.

The universe is a collection of all the planets , star, galaxies , dust cloud, light, etc. it is considered as an endless space.

Ques. 2 : Tick the correct answer.
(a) The planet known as the “Earth’s Twin” is
(i) Jupiter
(ii) Saturn
(iii) Venus
Ans. Venus
The planet known as the “Earth’s Twin” is Venus.

(b) Which is the third nearest planet to the sun ?
(i) Venus
(ii) Earth
(iii) Mercury
Ans. Earth
Earth is the third nearest planet to the sun.

(c) All the planets move around the sun in a
(i) Circular path
(ii) Rectangular path
(iii) Elongated path
Ans. Elongated Path
All the planets move around the sun in an elongated path.

(d) The Pole Star indicates the direction to the
(i) South
(ii) North
(iii) East
Ans. North
The pole star indicates the direction to the North.

(e) Asteroids are found between the orbits of
(i) Saturn and Jupiter
(ii) Mars and Jupiter
(iii) The Earth and Mars
Ans.
Mars and Jupiter
Asteroid are found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

Ques. 3 : Fill in the blanks.
(a) A group of forming various patterns is called a ___________ .
Ans. constellation
A group of forming various patterns is called a constellation .

(b) A huge system of stars is called________.
Ans. galaxy
A huge system of stars is called galaxy.

(c) _____________ is the closest celestial body to our earth.
Ans. The moon
The moon is the closest celestial body to our earth.

(d) ________is the third nearest planet to the sun.
Ans. The earth
The earth is the third nearest planet to the sun.

(e) Planets do not have their own_________ and _________.
Ans. heat and light
Planets do not have their own heat and light.

The Earth in the Solar System FAQs

Q. Which planet is nearest to Sun ?

Ans. Mercury

Q. What are the important topics covered in the ncert solution of class 6 geography chapter 1 The Earth in the Solar System ?

Ans : It consists of important topics like planets, sun, solar system, universe, etc.