Garbage in Garbage out Class 6 Science Chapter 16 Question

Class 6 Science Chapter 16 Garbage in Garbage out Ncert Solutions are provided here. NCERT Intext and End Exercise questions of Class 6 Science Chapter 16 Garbage in Garbage out.

Class 6 Science Chapter 16 : Garbage in Garbage out

Garbage in Garbage out is the sixteenth chapter of NCERT Text book of Class 6 Science. The end exercise and intext questions are comprised of the topics – Garbage in Garbage out, dealing with garbage, safai karamchari, landfill, vermicomposting , Recycling of Paper, plastic, etc

Chapter 16 : Garbage in Garbage out ( Ncert Solutions)

Class 6th – ( Class VI )
Chapter Chapter 16 : Garbage in Garbage out
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Total Questions 6 Questions
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NCERT Solutions Class 6 Science Chapter 16 : Garbage in Garbage out

Ques. 1 : (a) Which kind of garbage is not converted into compost by the redworms?
Ans. Non biodegradable waste ( like Plastic bags, aluminium foils, broken bangles, tins, broken toys etc.) is not converted into compost by the redworms.

(b) Have you seen any other organism besides redworms, in your pit? If yes, try to find out their names. Draw pictures of these.
Ans. Besides redworms there are other living organisms like small bugs, flied, moulds and spiders with some other small insects can be seen in the pit. Some other microbes are also there which are not visible be naked eyes .The pictures drawn by us of these organisms are –

moulds drawing
flies drawing
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Earth worms

Ques. 2 : Discuss :
(a) Is garbage disposal the responsibility only of the government?
Ans. No, Garbage disposal is not only the responsibility of government. We humans produce the garbage , so it is our duty to properly dispose it off.

To dispose the garbage we should take actions. We should try to reduce , reuse and recycle the products if it is possible.

(b) Is it possible to reduce the problems relating to disposal of garbage?
Ans. Yes, it is possible to reduce the problems relating to disposal of garbage. We can use the following methods to reduce the problems of disposable of garbage.

  • We should us the recycle material which can be used again and again.
  • We should avoid the use of non biodegradable materials like polyethene.
  • We should through the biodegradable and non biodegradable waste in separate bins.
  • Avoid use of plastic bags. Use a jute bag instead while shopping.
  • Save the paper. Never through it empty. Use the both sides of the paper judiciously.
  • Use the recycled paper notebook for rough work.
  • Organic waste like fruit, vegetable peel, tree leaves, can be used to make manure.

Ques. 3 : (a) What do you do with the left over food at home?
Ans. The left over good at home is collected and is given to the needy animals like street dogs, birds, cows buffaloes. etc.

The waste food is used as product to make manure and compost.

(b) If you and your friends are given the choice of eating in a plastic plate or a banana leaf platter at a party, which one would you prefer and why?
Ans. We would prefer to food in a banana leaf platter. This is because this is not harmful to us and environment.

If we use plastic plate then after completion of food it would be thrown and it is non biodegradable . It will harm the environment.

So we will prefer the banana leaf platter.

Ques. 4 : (a) Collect pieces of different kinds of paper. Find out which of these can be recycled.
Ans. We collected different kinds of paper like – newspaper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, notebook paper, etc.

we saw that all the papers can be recycled except the wrapping paper because it is coated with shiny plastic.

(b) With the help of a lens look at the pieces of paper you collected for the above question. Do you see any difference in the material of recycled paper and a new sheet of paper ?
Ans. When we saw the recycled paper and original paper with lens ( provided by teacher) , we observed that both paper are same except the recycled one is little rough.

Ques. 5 : (a)Collect different kinds of packaging material. What was the purpose for which each one was used? Discuss in groups.
Ans. We collected the following packaging material.

  • Wooden box – It is used to store the item
  • Plastic cover – It is used to do packaging of dress, clothes.
  • Card board – It is used to do packaging of crockery items.

(b) Give an example in which packaging could have been reduced?
Ans. Packaging of clothes, shoes, chocolates can be reduced.

(c) Write a story on how packaging increases the amount of garbage.
Ans. Yesterday i went to a wedding of my friend. During the ceremony, my friend got a lot of gifts. All the gifts were wrapped in the plastic packaging material.

After the wedding he opened all the gifts. we were worried to see the large of amount of garbage in her room.

Ques. 6 : Do you think it is better to use compost instead of chemical fertilisers? Why?
Ans. Yes, it is better to use compost instead of chemical fertilisers. This is because –

  • Compost is not harmful to environment ( Compost does not lead to pollution. )
  • Compost is easy to prepare.
  • Compost is biodegradable.
  • Compost increase the fertility of soil.
  • Using compost reduce the agricultural waste