NCERT Solutions for Chapter 11 Sunita in Space  Class 5 EVS 

Short Notes for Class 5 EVS Chapter  11 Sunita in Space 

The universe is, without a doubt, a mysterious place. Astronomical objects such as the moon, stars, planets, and celestial objects are part of space. Furthermore, the thought of what the Earth would look like from space raises curiosity. Many people believe the earth is flat. Despite this, the earth is actually round. Various evidences and proofs confirm this fact. Among all the evidence, the strongest is that scientists have taken images of the Earth from space. Next, we naturally wonder, how do we not fall off the edge of the planet? Gravitational force is the answer to this question. Sunita describes her view of the earth from the spaceship as "beautiful and amazing. It's amazing how the center of the earth attracts everything. Our spacecraft's window provided us with a magnificent view that we could enjoy for hours. It was easy to see that the earth had a curved shape."

NCERT Solutions for Class 5th EVS Chapter 11 Sunita in Space

Sunita in Space  
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Page No 100:

What do you think?

Question 1: If the earth is round like a globe, how is it that we do not fall off?


It is due to the gravitational pull of the earth that we will not fall.

Question 2: Do the people in Argentina stand upside down?


No, they do not stand upside down. As you can see, standing up or down is relative. There is no concept of upwards or downwards.

Page No 101:

Look at the photogram:

Question 1: Can you think why Sunita's hair was standing?



Sunita's hair was standing in the spaceship as she was very much above the earth. There is no pulling force in the space to make everything come down. Everything floats in the space.

Question 2: Look at Sunita's photographs and the dates written on each of them.
Write what all is happening and when?



Sunita with her other friends started their onward journey on 9-12-2006 in their spaceship. There are two photographs dated 11-12-2006. The first one shows Sunita and her friend floating in the spaceship. The second photograph shows food packets flying in the spaceship. The photograph dated 13-12-2006 shows Sunita's hair not falling down while she continues with her work with ease. The photograph dated 16-12-2006 shows that Sunita has come out of the spaceship and floating in the space.


Page No 103:

Classroom becomes a:

Close your eyes. Imagine that your class is a spaceship.                 

. Zooo...m - in 10 minutes you have entered in space. Your spaceship is now going around the earth. Now say:

- Are you able to sit at one place?


The entire spacecraft seems to be floating, so I cannot sit in one place.

-What about your hair?


It seems that my hair is also standing up.

-Oh, look... where are your bags and books going?


I have my books and bags floating around in the spacecraft.

-And what is your teacher doing? Where is her chalk?


I also see my teacher floating inside the spacecraft and trying to catch the chalk that is floating as well.

-How did you eat your food during the break? How did you drink water? What happened to the ball that you threw up?


We had to grab our food in order to eat it. In order to get rid of the water, we had to suck it in as blobs. We threw up a ball that was floating as well.

. Act out or draw the scene.


Disclaimer: This section aims to enhance the imaginative skills of the students. Considering the sustenance of this process, the answer to the question has not been provided.


Page No 105:

Look at This Photogram:

Question 1: Can you see India?


Yes, we can see India. Its shape is quite distinct from other countries. 

Question 2: Can you recognise any other place?


Yes, we can recognise the huge landmasses called continents. These are: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica.

Question 3: Where is the sea?


The portion of the earth's photograph that is looking blue is all sea water.

Question 4: Do you find anything similar between the globe and this picture of the earth? In what ways are they different?


Globe and earth are similar in the manner that both of them are round in shape. They are different in the following manner:

                     Picture shown


 It is a real photograph of the earth.

It is a model of the earth.

There is no division line separating the countries and states.

There are division line separating the countries and states.

Question 5: Do you think Sunita could make out Pakistan, Nepal and Burma separately, when she saw the earth from space?


I think Sunita could not have made out Pakistan, Nepal and Burma separately, when she saw the earth from space. This is because she could not see the lines of division between the countries from space.


Page No 106:

Look at the Map Give:

Question 1: Can you find the state in which you live? Write its name on the map.


Yes, I can find Karnataka, where I live.

Question 2: Which are the states next to the state you live in?


The state borders Karnataka and Maharashtra, Telangana, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Goa.

Question 3: Have you been to any other state?


I have visited Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Question 4: Shahmir thinks that there are lines drawn on the ground between the states. What do you think?


These lines are just on the map, not in reality.

Question Think:

Question 1: Do you think the moon is flat like the coin or round like a ball?


Moons are round like balls, in my opinion.

 Question 2: Look at the moon tonight and draw what it looks like. Look and draw again after one week, and then after 15 days.


  Today’s Date

  Date after a week

  Date after 15 days




    Waxing Crescent

         Full Moon         Last Quarter

 Here are the phases of moon:

Page No 107:

Look at the Table an:

Given below are the times at which the moon rises and sets in Delhi (on the given days). 



Time of moonrise

( hours : minutes)

Time of moonset

( hours : minutes)













Question 1: On 28 October the moon came out at_____ minutes past _____ o'clock.


On 28 October the moon came out at 16 minutes past 7 o'clock.

Question 2:On 29 October the moon came out at _____ minutes past _____ o'clock.


On 28 October the moon came out at 17 minutes past 8 o'clock.

Question 3:On 29 October there was a difference of _____ hours and _____ minutes in

the time of the moon rise (as compared to 28 October).


On 29 October there was a difference of 1 hours and 1 minute in the time of the moon rise (as compared to 28 October).

Question 4: If you saw the moon rising at 7 pm today, would you see it at the same time tomorrow?


We would not be able to see the moon rising at the same time tomorrow. There would be at least some difference of few seconds, one minute or more than it.

Question 5: On 31 October the time of setting of the moon is given as 12:03. Have you ever seen the moon at 12 in the afternoon? Why don't we easily see the moon or stars during the day?


Yes, I have seen moon at 12 in the afternoon.We don't easily see the moon or stars during the day because the bright light of the sun does not let the moon visible during the daytime.

Page No 109:

What we have learnt:

Question 1: Why do children always slide down the slide and not slide up? If this slide were there in Sunita's spacecraft, would children slide like this? Why?


Children always slide down a slide because the earth has a very powerful pulling force that always pulls things towards it.

Question 2: Why do we see stars mostly at night?


The stars are celestial bodies having light of their own. The sun is also a star. It is the closest star to the earth. During the day time we are not able to see the stars because the sun's light is very bright and it blocks the other stars.

Question 3: Looking at earth from the space, Sunita said, "Different countries cannot be seen as separate from here. These lines are on paper. They are made by us." What do you understand by this?


When observed from the space, the lines that we see between the countries and states are not visible. These lines that we see on the map are not actually present but are drawn by man for his own convenience.


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