Chapter 11 Light, Shadows and Reflection

Class 6 | Science | Chapter 11 | Light, Shadows and Reflection | NCERT Solutions

Question 1. Rearrange the boxes given below to make a sentence that helps us understand
opaque objects.

Question 1
Answer 1 Opaque Objects Make Shadow

Question 2. Classify the objects or materials given below as opaque, transparent or translucent and luminous or non-luminous:
Air, water, a piece of rock, a sheet of aluminium, a mirror, a wooden board, a sheet of polythene, a CD, smoke, a sheet of plane glass, fog, a piece of red hot iron, an umbrella, a lighted fluorescent tube, a wall, a sheet of carbon paper, the flame of a gas burner, a sheet of cardboard, a lighted torch, a sheet of cellophane, a wire mesh, kerosene stove, sun, firefly, moon.

Answer 2 Opaque : A piece of rock, a sheet of aluminium, a mirror, a wooden board, a CD, a piece of red hot iron, an umbrella, a lighted fluorescent tube, a wall, a sheet of carbon paper, the flame of a gas burner, a sheet of cardboard, a lighted torch, kerosene stove, sun, firefly, moon.

Transparent : Air, water.

Translucent : A sheet of polythene, smoke, a sheet of plane glass, fog, a sheet of cellophane, a wire mesh.

Luminous : A piece of red hot iron, a lighted fluorescent tube, the flame of a gas burner, a lighted torch, sun, firefly.

Non – luminous: Air, water, a piece of rock, a sheet of aluminium, a mirror, a wooden board, a sheet of polythene, a CD, smoke, a sheet of plane glass, fog, an umbrella, a wall, a sheet of carbon paper, a sheet of cardboard, a sheet of cellophane, a wire mesh, kerosene stove, moon.

Question 3. Can you think of creating a shape that would give a circular shadow if held in one way and a rectangular shadow if held in another way?

Answer 3 Yes, there are many objects like a cylinder and a circular disc, which would give a circular shadow if held in one way and a rectangular shadow if held in another way.

Question 4. In a completely dark room, if you hold up a mirror in front of you, will you see a reflection of yourself in the mirror?

Answer 4 No, in a completely dark room, there won’t be any light in the room, so there won’t be any reflection of light and no image will be formed on the mirror.

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