The NCERT Class 5 EVS Chapter 21 explains to students the inheritance of family traits through generations. The chapter guides children to notice and appreciate the skills and qualities of family members. This chapter helps students identify different genetic diseases. The chapter also discusses the pulse polio programme carried out by the government. Students can easily download the NCERT Solutions from the links given below.
Access Solutions for NCERT Class 5 EVS Chapter 21 Like Father Like Daughter
Fill in the Table
Q1: Ashima sneezed just like her father. Do you have any such habit or trait which is similar to that of someone in your family? What is it? Whom is it similar to?
Q1: Does your face or anything else look similar to that of someone else in your family? What is it?
Answer: Yes, some of my facial features resemble my parents. My eyes and eyelashes are like my mother’s, and my teeth are like my father’s.
Q2: Did someone tell you this, or did you find it out yourself?
Answer: My relatives and neighbours told me this.
Q3: How do you feel when people compare you with someone else in your family? Why do you feel so?
Answer: I feel happy because I am a part of a great family.
Q4: Who laughs the loudest in your family? Laugh like that person.
Answer: My uncle laughs the loudest in my family.
Q5: Make a list of all the family members, from Nilima’s nani to little Samir. How they all are related to Nilima? Write.
Answer: The list of Nilima’s family members
Nani – Nilima’s grandmother
Eldest nani – Nilima’s nani’s sister
Elder son of nani – Nilima’s mama
Kiran – Nilima’s cousin
Samir – Nilima’s nephew
Q1: In your family, are there any such examples of uncle-nephews or brother-sisters where there is a big difference in age? Find out from your elders.
Answer: Yes, I do have uncle-nephews and brother-sisters in my family where there is a big age difference in the age.
Find Out and Write:
Q1: Does Nilima have curly hair like her nani’s? Now you look for some special trait in your sister or brother (could also be cousins). Like the colour of eyes, dimples in cheeks, height, broad or sharp nose, voice, etc. See if this trait comes from the father’s side or the mother’s side. Make this table in your notebook and fill it. An example is given.
Answer: Yes, Nilima has curly hair like her nani’s.
Q2: Have you seen a very young child in your (or any other) family? Whom does the child’s eyes, nose, hair or fingers look like in the family? Write their names.
Answer: Yes, I have seen my aunt’s child. The child’s eyes are like the mother’s, nose like the father’s, hair like the child’s brother’s and fingers like the grandfather’s.
Q3: Nilima’s hair is like her nani’s – thick and curly. Nilima’s mother has straight, brown and limp hair. What type of hair do you have – black or brown, oily or dry?
Answer: I have straight, black hair.
Q4: What is the colour of your hair? Measure and write the length of your hair.
Answer: My hair colour is black, and it is nearly 35 cm long.
Q5: Is your hair like that of anyone else in your family? If yes, then name the person.
Answer: Yes, it is like my father’s.
Q6: Who has the longest hair in your family?
Answer: My mother has the longest hair in my family.
Q7: How many people do you know whose hair is longer than one metre? Does having long hair run in their family?
Answer: My teacher has hair that is longer than one metre. Yes, I heard having long hair runs in her family.
Q8: Do you know how to measure your height? Measure yourself from head to toe and write how tall you are.
Answer: Yes, I know how to measure height. I can do it using a measuring tape or a metre scale. My height is about 130 cm.
Q9: How tall do you think you will be when you grow up? Is anyone else in your family of the same height?
Answer: I think I will be approximately 5.8 feet in height when I grow up because my father’s height is 5.8 feet.
Q1: What is similar between Saroja and Suvasini? What is different?
Answer: Both Saroja and Suvasini look like mirror images because they are twin sisters. Suvasini can speak both Marathi and Tamil, while Saroja can speak only Tamil. Suvasini is a good singer, while Saroja is a karate exponent.
Q2: Do you know any twins? What is similar in them? How are they different?
Answer: Yes, there are two twin sisters in my school. They look similar in almost every trait. One of them has a long nose.
However, this has not been inherited from her parents.
Q1: Have you read or heard anything about polio? Where?
Answer: Yes, I heard about polio in the newspaper.
Q2: Have you read or heard any news about ‘pulse polio’? What?
Answer: Yes, I heard about pulse polio. It is a programme conducted by the government to eradicate polio from the country. Children below five years will get two drops of medicine, and it is free.
Q3: Do you know of anyone who has polio?
Answer: I saw many people who have polio.
Chapter 21 Like Father Like Daughter contains questions such as
- Do you know any twins? What is similar in them? How are they different?
- Does your face or anything else look similar to that with of someone else in your family? What is it?
These are a few questions from the CBSE Class 5 EVS Chapter 21. To access more solutions, click the links below.