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(a) Some seeds are eaten by animals and deposited somewhere else (b) Some seeds are blown by the wind (c) Some seeds grow legs and walk
2. Seeds can be dispersed by (a) Wind, water, and animals (b) By wind alone (c) Seeds do not need any agent to disperse.
3. In a fair test, (a) testing is done on objects under different conditions. (b) testing is done objects where only one condition is changed. (c) testing is done only between plants and animals.
4. Which of the following is not required for germination? (a) Water (b) Food (c) Light
5. Say whether the following are true or false. (a) The newly germinated root is known as the plumule and the new shoot is known as the radical. (b) The plumule is in green colour. (c) Seeds of water plants cannot be dispersed. (d) Birds do not help in dispersal of seeds. (e) Dispersal of seeds by wind is done by both wind and birds.
6. Which of the following will not be a fair test? (a) The test of strength between a 6 year old boy and a 20 year old man. (b) The marks got by the students of the same class in a test. (c) The study of the same type of seeds placed in good soil and in dry soil. (d) The study of height of a group of 5 year old children.
7. Seeds that disperse by air have wing like structures. Is this statement true?
8. For any proper study, a fair test is not essential. Is this true or false?
9. A polar bear and a human are placed in a room at very low temperature. After a 1 hour, their health condition is measured and it is seen that the polar bear was much healthier. Is this a fair test? Give reasons for your answer.
10. Two trees are grown in a garden next to each other. Both of them have the same number and type of seeds which are dispersed by wind. However, it was found that the first tree had more number of new plants growing than the second tree. Is this a fair test? Give reasons for your answer.
11. David is investigating the dough used to make bread. He wants to find out the best temperature for the yeast to work. David makes some dough, and divides it into five parts. He puts each part into a different measuring jug, and leaves the five jugs in different places. This is what the jugs look like after one hour.
(a) Write down one thing that David must keep the same for his test to be fair.
(b) Which is the best place for David to put his dough? Explain your answer. 12. Amanda wants to find out which clothes are best at reflecting light. She closes the curtains and turns off the light. She shines a torch at different clothes, and writes down how bright they look. Here are her results.
Amanda and Annabel looked at the results. This is what they say. Amanda “I thought the yellow jumper would reflect light the best, and I was right!” Annabel “The black trousers are the worst at reflecting light.”
(a) Explain how the results show that Annabel is right. (b) Why is Amanda’s conclusion not a sensible one?