NCERT Solutions for Chapter 5 Seeds and Seeds Class 5 EVS 

Short Notes for Class 5 EVS Chapter  5 Seeds and Seeds

We eat seeds as food in this chapter. The story describes how a boy named Gopal soaked chana seeds for the next day's meal. Suddenly, the bowl overflowed with Chana seeds. Water causes seeds to grow in size. Refer to the revision notes for an overview of all the fundamental concepts for Seeds and Seeds. There are many drawing and experiment activities that explain how seeds work and how they are made. There are so many seeds, and they can all be used in different ways. Students are asked to find out what types of seeds are used for different purposes and make a list of them. The story is about wandering seeds that travel from place to place. Wind and storms may move the seeds from their places, but the plants cannot move.

NCERT Solutions for Class 5th EVS Chapter 5 Seeds and Seeds

Seeds and Seeds Questions and Answers

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Page No 42:

Question Discuss:

Question 1:
 What things are soaked before cooking in your house? Why?


 Few things that are soaked before cooking in my house are beans, pulses, chick peas and lentils.   Soaking is done because:

(i) It softens the hard food substance.

(ii) It helps in sprout formation.

Disclaimer: The first part of this question aims to encourage children to be creative to quote examples of food items based on their own observations. The answer for the same can vary from one student to another.

Question 2: What things do you eat after sprouting? How are they sprouted? How much time does it take?


Disclaimer: The purpose of this question is to make the students participate in day-to-day activities, based upon which they can make logical assumptions. Considering the sustenance of this process of participation the answer to this question has not been provided.

Question 3: Has the doctor or someone you know ever told you to cat sprouts? Why?


Yes, my mother says that everyone should add sprouts in their diet. This is because sprouts have excellent nutritional value. Disclaimer: This question calls for the process of one's own observance. Keeping this in mind, it is strongly recommended that the students prepare the solutions on their own. However, a sample answer has been provided.


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Question Do This and Find Out:

Do you remember that in Class IV you did an activity with seeds? Now try another one.

. Take some chana and three bowls.

. Put five chana in the first bowl and fill it up with water.

. Put a damp piece of cloth or some cotton wool in the second bowl. Now keep the same number of chanas in it. Make sure that the cotton wool or cloth remains wet.

. Put the same number of chanas in the third bowl. Do not put anything else in it. Cover all the three bowls.

Observe after two days and note the changes in the bowls.


   Bowl 1 

Bowl 2 

Bowl 3 

 Are the seeds getting air?




 Are the seeds getting water?




What changes did you see?




Have the seeds sprouted?





Disclaimer: The purpose of this question is to make the students participate in day-to-day activities, based upon which they can make logical deductions. Considering the sustenance of this process of participation the answer to this question has not been provided.


Question Tell and Write:

Question 1: In which bowl did the seeds sprout? What difference did you see between this bowl and the other bowls?


The seeds sprouted in the second bowl.

This is because in the second bowl, the seeds got air as well as sufficient moisture. On the other hand, the first bowl was filled with more water than that was required. Also, the seeds in the third bowl did not get any water for sprouting.

Question 2:  Why did Gopal's mother tie the chana in a damp cloth?


Gopal's mother tied the chana in a damp cloth to ensure that the chana seeds get proper moisture. The cloth has minute pores that allow the passage of air through it.

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Question Draw: Look carefully at your sprouted chana and make its drawing?


Disclaimer: This section aims at increasing the creativity of the students.. Hence, the students are advised to do this section themselves.

Question Project: Plant Your:

Take a clay pot or a tin can with a wide mouth. Make a small hole at the bottom of the can. Fill you can with soil. Put four or five seeds of the same kind in the soil and press them gently. Different group can plant different kinds of seeds, such as mustard (sarson), fenugreek (methi), sesame (til) or coriander (Dhania).


Name of the seed: _______

The date on which you planted them: _______

The day you observe something coming out of the soil, start filling the table:   


  Height of the plant

          ( in cm)

Number of leaves


Any other























Disclaimer: The purpose of this section is to make the students participate in day-to-day activities, based upon which they can make logical deductions. Considering the sustenance of this process of participation the answer to this question has not been provided.


Page No 45: Question Find out:

Question 1: How long did it take for the plant to come out from the soil?


Almost a week passed before the plant emerged from the ground.

Question 2: What was the difference in the height of the plant on the first and second day?


A half-centimeter has been added to the height of the plant from the first to the second day.

Question 3: On which day did the height of the plant increase the most?


On the third day, the plant's height increased the most.

Question 4: Did new leaves come out of the plant every day?


The plant produces new leaves every day.

Question 5:  Was there any change in the stem of the plant?


There was a gradual thickening and strengthening of the stem with each passing day.

Question Discuss:

Question 1: Which seeds took the most number of days for the stem to come out of the soil?


A sesame seed takes the longest time to sprout a stem.

Question 2: Which seeds took the least days to come out of the soil?


Mustard seeds emerge from the soil the quickest.

Question 3: Which seeds did not grow at all? Why?


Water and air are both necessary for seeds. Both are necessary for a seed to grow.

Question 4: Did anyone's plant dry up or turn yellow? Why did this happen? 


Since there was no proper water or air, a few students' plants died or turned yellow.

Question 5: What would happen if the plants do not get water?


Drying up is inevitable if the plants do not get water.

Question Straight from your h:

Question 1: What is inside the seed?


Cotyledons and embryos can be found inside seeds.

Question 2: How does a big plant grow from a tiny seed?


Through the absorption of soil nutrients and water, seeds grow to become large plants.

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Question Think:

Question 1: Did you keep aniseed (saunf) and cumin (jeera) in your list?


I have included aniseed and cumin seeds in the list.

Question 2: Which was the smallest seed and which was the biggest seed in your collection?


My biggest seed was the mango seed, and my smallest seed was the cumin seed.

Question Make Lists of:

Question 1: Seeds that are used as spices in your home.


In the home, mustard, cumin, aniseed, and other seeds are used as spices.

Question 2: Seeds of vegetables.


The seeds of vegetables include tomatoes, lady's fingers, brinjal, etc.

Question 3: Seeds of fruits.


Oranges, apples, grapes, etc. All contain seeds.

Question 4: Light seeds (check by blowing them).


Light seeds are cumin, aniseed, etc.

Question 5: Seeds which are flat.


Cumin, aniseed, sesame, rajma and sesame seeds are flat seeds.

Question 6: Make more groups. How many groups of seeds did you make?


There are many types of seeds, including edible seeds, small seeds, big seeds, seeds used as spices, heavy seeds, lightweight seeds, and seeds that produce oil. Seven groups were possible for me.

Question 7: Do you know any games that you can play with seeds? Discuss with your friends.


Seeds are used to play games. Mango seeds can be used to make a flute or cut tamarind seeds into halves to play games.

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Question What we have learnt:

Question 1: Reena has drawn this picture of the seed sprouted by her. What do you think the seeds need for sprouting? Write in your own words. How would Reena's seeds look if they did not get the things needed. Show by drawing a picture.


Water and air are essential for sprouting seeds. It does not matter if there is no water for the seed. In the absence of air, the seed would not sprout or grow, but instead would swell up.

Question 2: How do seeds spread too far off places? Write in your own words.


In order for seeds to travel, they use various methods. Through birds, water, animals, and the air, the seeds would reach farther places. Birds throw seeds after eating them. The lighter seeds are carried away by the air and spread out.

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