6th Class Science Food Food and its source

Food and its source

Category : 6th Class

Food and its Source

 

Synopsis

 

 

  • The substances which we eat every day, containing various edible components that provide us energy and materials which help our body to grow and remain healthy are called food.

 

  • The materials that are needed to prepare a particular type of dish are called ingredients.

 

  • The substances which one can eat are called edible.

 

  • The germinating seeds, in the initial stage produce a white structure which grows out of the seed (radicle), are called sprouted seeds.

 

  • The sweet juice produced by some flowers is called nectar.

 

  • Honeybees collect nectar (sweet juices) from flowers and convert it into honey. Bees store it in beehive for future use.

 

Based on nutrition animals are grouped into:

 

 

 

 

Group

Characteristics

Examples

1.

Herbivores

Plant eating animals.       

Horse, cow, etc.

2.

Carnivores

Flesh eating animals

Cats, dogs, lions, etc.

3.

Parasites

Live on other organisms or hosts,        

Tape worm, plasmodium, etc.

4.

Omnivores

Animals which eat both plants and animals.

Bear and man

 

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