Topic outline

    • Motion and Measurement of Distances

      Q1. Fill in the blanks.

                              i.        Measurement is the comparison of an unknown quantity with some fixed quantity.

                             ii.        1 km = 1000 m.

                            iii.        Standard unit of length is metre.

                            iv.        The length of curved line can be measured using a thread.

                            v.        Length is the distance between two points or ends of an object.

                           vi.        Motion means the change in position of an object with time.


      Q2. True/False

                             i.        The choice of device used for the measurement depends on the type of measurement to be made. True

                            ii.        Our senses are reliable for accurate measurement. False

                           iii.        1m = 100cm. True

                           iv.        5km = 5000cm. False

                            v.        Motion of a child on a swing is periodic motion. True

                           vi.        Motion of a wheel of a cycle is random motion. False

      Q3. Which measuring device can be used to measure the girth of a tree?

      Ans. Measuring tape


      Q4. Write the type of motion in which a body moves along a straight path.

      Ans. Rectilinear or linear motion


      Q5. Which unit of length is used to measure a large distance?

      Ans. Kilometre

      Q6. Write one example of circular motion.

      Ans. Motion of hands of a clock


      Q7. Write one example of rectilinear motion.

      Ans. Motion of an apple falling from a tree

      Q8. Write one example of periodic motion.

      Ans. A bouncing ball


      Q9. Name the type of motion in which a body moves along a curved path.

      Ans. Circular or Rotational motion

      Q10. Name the type of motion in which motion repeats after equal time interval.

      Ans. Periodic motion


      Q11. The distance between Ria’s house and temple is 1340 m. Express this distance in kilometre.

      Ans. 1km = 1000m

             1340/1000 = 1.340 km

      Q12. Find the length of square in mm.


      Ans. Each side = 5 x 10 = 50mm (All sides of square are equal)


      Q13. Define ‘unit’.

      Ans. The fixed quantity with which we compare an unknown quantity is called unit.

      Q14. When object is said to be in rest?

      Ans. If the position of an object does not change with time, it is said to be at rest.

      Q15. What do you understand by ‘measurement’?

      Ans. Measurement means the comparison of some unknown quantity with a known fixed quantity of same kind.


      Q16. What is the common in between hand span, pace, angul and fist?

      Ans. All of these are non-standard units of measurement that changes from person to person.


      Q17. When object is said to be in motion?

      Ans. When an object changes its position with time with respect to another object, it is said to be in motion.


      Q18. Why is the hand span not considered as a reliable unit for measuring the length?

      Ans. Hand span is not considered as a reliable unit for measuring the length because length of hand span varies from person to person.


      Q19. What do you understand by standard unit of measurement?

      Ans. The unit which is acceptable to the majority of people as a basic unit of measurement is called standard unit of measurement.

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