B) Refining done clear. Fibres and fabric play a large role in everyday applications. Mulberry silk is soft, lustrous (shiny) and elastic and can be dyed in beautiful colours. Paheli went to the market to buy sarees for her mother. Radhika wanted to buy a silk frock and went to the market with her mother. The thread which burns giving a smell of burning paper will be artificial silk thread. The resulting fibre is known as raw silk. Question 13. The thread which burns giving a smell a burning paper will be an artificial silk. Match the items of Column I with the items given in Column I [NCERT Exemplar], Answers: Question 1. Answer: → Wool is obtained from the fleece (hair) of fleece sheep or yak. (c) Alpaca Question 5. Sheep are commonly shorn for his or her fleece once or twice a year. Artificial (synthetic) silk called rayon is obtained from wood pulp and it is made of modified plant material cellulose. The thread which burns giving a smell of burning paper will be cotton fibres. Answer: Fibre is a long thread like structure. Silkworms are ……. Answer: hair, Question 4. False, it is sericulture. (a) fleece of sheep Silkworms spin …… of silk fibre. (c) cocoon, Question 5. The process of taking out fibres from the cocoon for use as silk is known as reeling the silk. Life History of Silk Moth Formation of Silkworm (a) Woollen shawl Protein. ... Shearing is the process in which fleece of sheep with thin layer is removed. [NCERT Exemplar] (a) Goat (b) Llama (c) Alpaca (d) Moth Answer: (d) Moth. The eggs are hatched into very small larvae within a week. Answer: or. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i). The larvae of silk moth are called caterpillar or silkworm. Write the above steps in the correct sequence in which they are carried out. Yak hair are not used to make woollen fabric. Answer: (a) removal of fleece. fibres are obtained from animals. Sheep are usually shorn annually in the spring/summer months. (c) weaving of silk cloth cocoons, moth, Question 3. Answer: False, generally sheep are reared. A leather jacket is obtained from the skin of animals which needs killing of animals. As a result, natural silk is costly. The fleece of the sheep along with thin layer of skin is removed from the body. 3. [NCERT Exemplar] Egg ➝ Larva (or caterpillar) ➝ Pupa ➝ Silk moth which actually makes the silk fibre? In Tibet and Ladakh, angora goats are found. (d) Cocoon with developing moth. Then, it swings its head from side to side. Different types of silk are mulberry silk, tassar silk, mooga silk and kosa silk. is a long continuous thread. (c) Mooga silk Finally, we conclude that the sheep’s hair is sheared off from the body, scoured, sorted, dyed, combed and spun to obtain wool (for knitting sweaters) and woollen yarn (for weaving cloth). Question 3. Wool yielding animals are sheep, yak, llama, alpaca, angora goat, angora rabbit and camel. Fibre (1) is used in filling quilts and the yarn made of fibre (2) is used in making gunny bags, The yarn made from fibre (3) is used for knitting sweaters and yarn of fibre (4) is used for weaving saries. Answer. (b) separating hair of different textures. Give reason for your answer. Silk is an animal fibre obtained from silkworms. (b) Yes, pure silk saree is more costly than an artificial one. (d) selecting fine hair for good quality wool (d) Moth silk Out of these, two fibres (1 and 2) are obtained from plants and other two (3 and 4) fibres are obtained from animals. Yak wool is common in the hilly regions of Ladakh. Answer: The fleece of sheep is not the only source of wool. Just like silk, wool is also made up of proteins. (a) culture of bacteria Answer: The angora rabbit yields best variety of wool (c) making silk fabric from silk … (d) The larvae/caterpillars or silkworms are kept in clean trays along with freshly chopped mulberry leaves. During these movement of head, the silkworm secrets fibre made of protein which hardens on exposure to air and becomes silk fibre (or silk thread). → Wool is obtained from the fleece (hair) of fleece sheep or yak. A single fibre is too weak to break but when it once made a fabric it is difficult to tear. Answer: Like wool, silk also keeps us warm as it is a bad conductor of heat. The different processes involved in wool production are shearing, scouring, grading, dyeing, and drying. It is used to make very high quality knitwear. Wool is obtained from hairs of sheep, yak, camel, goat, etc. A wholesale woollen fibre dealer gets the woollen fibre of different textures sorted for various purposes. The general process that takes place at a sheep shearing shed is: (a) removal of fleece. Scouring. (a) Neha’s mother took a thread of natural silk fabric and another thread of artificial silk fabric and burn them separately. Match Column I with Column II. Question 14. From what type of health problems the workers suffered while working in a wool industry? Hair trap a lot of …… which is a poor …… of heat. (d) nylon Question 11. Every section of wool obtained after sorting contains the same quality wool. (iv) Cashmere is an extremely soft wool obtained from Cashmere sheep. Question 7. The hair of the sheep are shaved off by using a saving machine similar to that used by barbers. Name the four given fibres marked 1,2, 3 and 4. What term is used for the following process? Answer: Answer: For obtaining silk, silk moths are reared and their cocoons are collected to get silk thread. The most common variety of silk is mulberry silk. In second saree, second thread which burnt with the smell of burning cotton and paper because cotton and paper both are carbohydrates and on burning they give similar smell. Now-a-days scouring is done by machines. [NCERT Exemplar] It comes from the coccon of silk worm and requires a great deal of handling and processing, which makes it one of the most expensive fibers also. Therefore, the wool obtained is understood as fleece. She also noticed that they were spinning shiny cocoons around them. Question 21. Silkworms are caterpillars of silk moth. From Cocoon to Silk (b) Name the disease that workers may at risk. The silk obtained from the cocoons of mulberry silk moth is called mulberry silk. Answer: Answer: Wool is obtained from the fleece (hair) of sheep or yak. The shopkeeper was showing sarees of different varieties of silk but her mother wanted to take only a pure silk saree and not an artificial one. The silk fibre obtained from the cocoon of mulberry silk moth are soft and lustrous. If we perform the burning test, then natural silk fibre burns giving a smell of burning hair while artificial fibre burns giving a smell of burning paper. So, on burning these threads, a smell of burning hair comes out. Write various steps for processing fibres into wool. She took out a thread from the edge of the two sarees shown by the shopkeeper and burnt them. Four different types of fibres are given to us. In the process of obtaining wool from fleece, sorting is done after scouring. Question1. In India, camels and goats are generally reared for obtaining wool. Paper is made of cellulose obtained from wood pulp. Silk. This process of washing of sheared hair is called scouring. (c) What values are shown by Neha’s mother? Silk is a natural fibre obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. Angora. You must be familiar with the following nursery rhymes: (i) ‘Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool.’ Fibre and Fabric Silk fibres come from cocoons of the silk moth. (d) Moth, Question 6. Find out. Now, answer the following questions: (d) the process of taking silk threads from cocoon From which parts of plants cotton and jute are obtained? … Washing of sheep’s fleece to remove dust, dirt, dried sweat and grease. → Wool and silk fibres are obtained from animals. Processing Silk Silk (78% protein) is much stiffer than wool in spite of both being proteins made from amino acids chains. of silk moth. Explain. The term sericulture is used for (a) culture of bacteria. 24, Question 11. Question 3. Question 12. (c) washing of sheep fibre to remove grease. (c) sericulture, Question 2. The rearing of silkworms for obtaining silk is called silviculture. The same quality wool obtained are then mixed together. NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Science: Chapter 3 – Fibre to Fabric are given below. (c) What values are shown by Ajay? Silk fibres are obtained from silkworms. in which part of India, yak wool is common? The hair of sheep grow again before the onset of winter and protect them in cold weather. Step III Answer: (b) The people who do the job of sorting, sometimes, get infected by the bacteria called anthrax which cause a deadly blood disease called sorter’s disease. Question 2. air, conductor, Question 5. Natural silk is an animal fibre. Answer. Silk is obtained by killing the pupae. But her mother helped her in selecting a pure silk saree for her grandmother and she was quite elated about that. (wool and silk are animal fibres). Question 7. So, it is cheap. ), a by-product employed in cosmetics and ointments. Handmade Felted Goods [Please click on the pictures above to see more information] Thank you very much for visiting our website. Neha was confused that how to distinguish between a pure silk and an artificial silk saree. In first saree, one thread which burnt with a smell of burning hair is from pure silk, silk and hair are protein fibres. Silkworms secrete fibre made of Answer: The first step is shearing then scouring. The sleeping period of silkworm is …… hours at intervals of about six days. Mooga is the strongest variety of wool. Answer: (a) Eggs of silk moth … (a) cocoon Wool is mainly obtained by shearing fleece from living animals, but pelts of slaughtered sheep are sometimes treated to loosen the fibre, yielding an inferior type called pulled wool. (a) Woollen shawl, Question 4. C) done clear. They are the smallest visible unit of a fabric and denoted by being extremely long in relation to their width. There they found that the artificial (synthetic) silk was much cheaper and wanted to know why? Reeling of silk is Name some fibres obtained from animals; Wool and silk. In his line of work, he does the job of sorting the fleece of sheep into fibres of different qualities. (a) a process of making silk reels Name the natural fibre obtained from insects. After 25-30 days, the silkworms stop eating and start spinning the cocoons. Wool is the natural highly crimped textile fiber obtained from a variety of sheep. In order to produce silk, the silkworm developing inside the cocoon (as pupa) is not allowed to mature into an adult silk moth. Answer: From Sheep to Wool – Step by Step Process for Wool Production. It is a natural silk and is an animal fibre. It was the first fibre to be spun into yarn and it provides more warmth than other animal fibres. Answer: Question 5. S CIENCE 24 Fibre to Fabric 3 I n Class VI you have learnt about some fibres obtained from plants. NCERT Solutions for Class 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Answer: Shearing does not hurt the sheep because the uppermost layer of the skin of sheep is ‘dead’. Explain the quality of wool they provide and the state where they are found. (b) Silkworm Hair traps a lot of air which is a poor conductor of heat resulting their body warm. …… and ……. It was the first fibers to be spun into yarn and into fabric. Answer: Kashmiri goats. (a): Wool can be obtained without killing the animal. Which variety of silk is most common and how it is obtained? Wool is obtained from the fleece (hair) of sheep or yak.. ii. The quality and quantity of wool depend upon the ……… of the sheep. Answer: Question 9. Answer: Answer: Out of scouring or shearing, which process comes first in the production of wool from sheep? While sleeping, its skin cracks and on awakening, the worm leaves the old skin and comes out in a new one. The pupa inside the cocoon dies. acids and bases, Question 10. Name some breeds of sheep reared in our country. 2. Such as yak wool is common in Tibet and Ladakh. Answer: When the silkworm (or caterpillar) is ready to enter the next stage of its development called pupa, it first weaves a net to hold itself. Answer: [NCERT Exemplar] Shearing The process of removal of the fleece from an animal is called shearing. How silkworms are reared? Answer: n Class VI you have learnt about some fibres obtained from plants. Silk is obtained after killing silkworm, Animal fur cap is obtained from fur which requires the killing of an animal. Thus, tassar silk, kosa silk, mooga silk, etc are obtained from cocoons spun by different types of moths. All these animals have a thick coat of hair or fleece, which keeps them warm. A) Shaving done clear. Across (A) 1. Answer: (d) silviculture The process of breeding of selective parents for obtaining special characters in their offspring such as soft under hair in sheep, is termed as selective breeding. According to an old Chinese legend, the empress Si-lung-Chi was asked by the emperor Huang-ti to find the cause of the damaged leaves of mulberry trees growing in their garden. Answer: Question 19. Question 8. Answer: Silk fibres come from of silk …….. [NCERT Exemplar] Do you have any idea? Accidentally, a cocoon dropped into her cup of tea and a tangle of delicate threads separated from the cocoon. The wool obtained after this is ready to be drawn into fibres). Question 15. The thread which burns giving a smell of burning hair will be natural silk (or pure silk). (e) Female silk moths lay eggs. (a) removal of fleece Rampur bushair and Bakharwal are the breeds of sheep. Silk fibres come from cocoons of the silk moth.. iii. Fill in the blanks. The cocoon are kept under the sun, boiled water or exposed to steam. (d) production of sarees . (a) Eggs are warmed to a suitable temperature for the larvae to hatch from eggs. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii). Wool and Silk Fibre. Question 1. He advised his father to take care of their health and told him about the occupational hazards. Wool keeps us warm. The caterpillar eats day and night the leaves of mulberry tree and grows big in size whereas its skin does not increase in size, shape or length. Question 16. Ajay’s father works in a wool industry. To obtain silk for commercial purposes, a large number of cocoons (containing living pupa) are killed. Wool yielding animals bear …….. on their body. 7. (i) Silk is a cellulosic fiber. Answer: Answer: (f) Cocoons are kept under the sun or boiled in water. Question 2. This is how silk was discovered by chance. (a) What do you mean by occupational hazard? Mention other sources of wool than sheep. (e) Female silk moths lay eggs. Answer: Yak wool provides more warmth than sheep wool. Artificial silk is a plant fibre. [HOTS] Answer: Question 21. Wool is possibly the oldest fiber known to humans. Fabric needs more energy to tear apart as compared to a single fibre. True. Answer (d) Question 6. The larvae are kept in clean bamboo trays along with young and freshly chopped mulberry leaves. Sorter’s disease is an occupational hazard. Question 7. Silk fibre is obtained from [NCERT Exemplar] (a) fleece of sheep (b) cotton ball (c) cocoon (d) shiny jute stalk Answer: (c) cocoon. Answer: You also learnt that wool and silk fibres are obtained from animals. (d) rolling of sheep fibre into yarn Question 10. Answer: Two fibres are made up of proteins. The main difference between Wool and Silk is that the Wool is a natural fibre from the soft hair of sheep or other mammals and fine, lustrous, natural fiber produced by the larvae of various silk moths, especially the species Bombyx mori (a) Mulberry silk The silk obtained from the cocoons of mulberry silk moth is called mulberry silk. (a) Goat (b) Llama (c) Alpaca (d) Moth . A fibre is a hair-like strand of material. It is obtained from the cocoons of mulberry silkworm and is made up of protein. (b) separating hair of different textures Paheli wanted to buy a gift made of animal fibre obtained without killing the animal. It leads to a fatal blood disease called sorter’s disease. (a) fat Wool comes mostly from sheep. The fleece (or hair) of sheep provides woollen fibres. The thread which burns giving a smell of burning hair will be pure silk thread. Sheep are herbivores, and prefer grass and leaves of various trees. Answer: Synthetic silk can be prepared at a large scale in factories/mills. (g) Fibres are taken out from the cocoon. Some of the silkworms (as pupae) are however, allowed to live and mature into silk moths so that they can lay eggs to produce more silkworms. Cleaning the fleece removes “wool grease,” the fatty substance purified to make lanolin ( q.v. Their food also contain a mixture of pulses, corn, jowar, oil cakes (material left after taking out oil from seeds) and minerals. Answer: Do you know why? Silk fibres are spun into silk threads which are woven into silk cloth by weavers. The cocoons are put in boiling water to loosen the silk fibre. Write the name of the animal from which wool for pashmina shawls is obtained. What are the characteristics of silk fibres obtained from the cocoons of this silk moth? Write the different types of fibres that form the hair of sheep. larvae, Question 6. So, the sheared hair of sheep are thoroughly cleaned by washing with soap (or detergent) and a lot of water in tanks. (b) cellulose Question 8. Answer: [NCERT Exemplar] high, Question 9. Silk fibre is obtained at which of the following stage of its life cycle? Answer: Apart from sheep, wool also comes from the angora goat, yak, llama, alpaca, and even camels. This fibre becomes hard when it is exposed to air and is called the silk fibre. Silk fibres have fine draping qualities and are naturally crease-resistant and bring about a warm feel to the skin. Answer: 8. Steps for the production of silk are given below in a jumbled order. Wool industry is an important source of livelihood for many people in our country. You can specify conditions of storing and accessing cookies in your browser. 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