Rbse Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 11 Light, Shadows and Reflections

Exercise Questions

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

Opaque objects puzzle
ncert Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 11

Solution:

The given boxes can be rearranged to form ‘Opaque Objects Make Shadows’ as shown below

Opaque objects puzzle

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 aluminum, 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, the moon.

Solution:

Opaque:  A piece of rock, a sheet of aluminium, a mirror, a wooden board, a CD, an umbrella, a wall, a sheet of carbon paper,  a sheet of cardboard.

Transparent: Air, water, a sheet of plane glass.

Translucent: A sheet of polythene, smoke, 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, kerosene stove.

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, moon.

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?

Solution:

Yes,

Circular and rectangular shadow formation

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?

Solution:

No, in a dark room, a mirror reflection of the image will not be shown as the light will not fall on the mirror to reflect the image due to darkness. 

ncert Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 11 Light, Shadows and Reflections Important topics are listed below:

  • Transparent, opaque and translucent objects
  • What exactly are shadows?
  • A pinhole camera
  • Mirrors and reflections

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