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Water (Term 2 Chapter 2 | 3rd Science)



I. Choose the correct answer.

1. Which is the main source of water?

(a) Lake

(b) Sea

(c) Rain

Answer : (c) Rain


2. _________ of the water in the entire Earth is freshwater.

(a) 3%

(b) 0.3%

(c) 30%

Answer : (a) 3%


3. By _____ water, we can kill the germs.

(a) boiling

(b) cooling

(c) filtering

Answer : (a) boiling


4. Which of these is not true?

(a) Plants and animals need water too

(b) We should always waste water

(c) We should use water carefully

(d) Water is precious

Answer : (b) We should always waste water


5. Where does the rain water go after falling on the ground?

1. Seeps into the ground

2. Plants absorb the water

3. Mingles with sea and ocean

4. Mixes with lake and pond

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer : (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4


II. Fill in the blanks.

1. Drinking water is known as potable water. ( pot water / potable water )

2. Water that collects in the low lying areas is called lake. ( sea / lake )

3. It is our responsibility to keep the public water resources clean. ( responsibility / work )

4. The largest source of water on the earth is sea ( river / sea )


III. Circle the odd one.

1. Lake   Hill   Pond       Sea

2. Lily   Lotus  Rose     Water Hyacinth

3. Fish   Horse  Tiger      Cow

4. Bathing Combing Swimming  Washing


IV. Write true or false.

1. Living things do not need water. (False)

2. Saving water is our duty. (True)

3. Always close the water tap while brushing teeth. (True)

4. A tank is a large area to store water compared to reservoirs. (False)


V. Answer in one or two sentences.

1. Write any three different sources of water.

♦ Rain

♦ Well

♦ River are the three different sources of water.

2. Write the symptoms of dengue.

♦ Severe headache

♦ Rashes on the arms and the legs

♦ Extreme tiredness

♦ Sudden onset of fever that lasts 3-7 days.

3. Write any two diseases that is spread by mosquitoes.

Malaria and Dengue fever are the two diseases which are spread by mosquitoes.


VI. Answer the following.

1. Why is water known as primary source of life?

Water is one of the most important resources on Earth. All living things like small organisms, plants and animals need water to survive. Hence water is known as primary source of life.

2. Suggest some ways to save water at home.

♦ Never allow water to overflow from buckets.

♦ Wash fruits and vegetables in a bowl

♦ Always close the taps while brushing the teeth

♦ Turn off the tap after each use

♦ Use a sprinkler to water the garden.

3. List out the ways to conserve water bodies.

Deepening of ponds and lakes.

Plant trees on the bank of the lakes and ponds.

Reduce water pollution.

Avoid digging too many wells in a region.


VII. Think and answer.

1. How will you avoid wastage of water in your school?

Turn off the tap after each use.

Report leaks.

Install rainwater tanks.

2. Write some slogans to save water.

Conserve water, conserve life.

A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold.

Water is precious, conserve to survive.


VIII. Project work.

Collect the pictures of different sources of water and make an album.

Let us Write

Observe the picture and fill in the blanks.

We need water to wash our face.

We need water to brush our teeth.

We need water to cook our food.

We need water to clean our vessels.

We need water to drink.

Let us Do

A. Tick () the activities for which water is needed

B. Name any four activities which you can do without water.

Play Study Sing Write

Let us Discuss

We find animals in this picture near a water source. Why they are gathered here?

Wild animals need water. As they are thirsty they have gathered here to drink water.

Write few lines about this picture.

* Wild animals need water.

* Hence, they come to water bodies in the forests.

* Just like us, animals too drink water when they are thirsty.

Ask your teacher:

Why wild animals are entering into human habitat?

Forests are destroyed by human beings. So the wild animals have no food or shelter. Naturally they enter human habitat in search of food.

Let us Write

Rearrange the jumbled letters to find out the different sources of water.

E.g., Rain (anir)

Lake ( a l k e ) Pond ( o p d n ) Stream ( m e r a t s)

Well ( e l l w ) Sea ( e a s ) Ocean ( o n a e c )

Let us Discuss

Observe the pictures. Put a tick () for the water which is good for drinking. Discuss about these with your friends.

Try to Answer

I freeze when I am cold and

I fall softly as snow,

I melt in the Sun and down the mountain I flow.

Who am I? Answer : Ice

Let us Do

Let us assemble a Simple Pump

Materials needed: Any hollow tube – PVC, metal or even a long papaya stem


Hold the tube with your left hand and move it up and down into a bucket of water. Keep the palm of your right hand on the top of the tube and open and close it with each up and down reciprocation. Soon, water will start squirting out. Here the up-down motion of the left hand does the pumping while the right palm acts like a valve.

More to know

Each person on the Earth requires at least 20 to 50 litres of clean and safe water per day for drinking and other activities.

Try to Answer

Write some activities through which we can save water.

1) Take shorter showers.

2) Check your toilet for leaks.

3) Install rainwater tanks.

4) Turn off the water while brushing.

5) Install low-flush toilet.

Let us Do

Answer the following questions by putting a tick (). If your answer is different from all of the given pictures, write its name in the empty box.

1. Which one do you use to drink water?

2. Which of these is used to store drinking water at your home?

3. Where do you get your drinking water from?

Let us Complete

Join the dots and colour the picture. Complete the message.

Do you know

How people stored water in olden days?

In olden days, people stored water in different ways. Few methods are well, water tanks in forts, draw well, reservoirs, rivers and bunds, tanks, dams and bore wells.

Save ever drop of water

Use your brain power…

The trees in the forests need water to grow. From where do they get the water?

Trees serve as natural sponges, collecting and filtering rainfall and releasing it slowly into rivers. They get water from rain and from the wet soil deep below.

Discuss with your friends and write. What will happen, if you drink unclean water?

Drinking unclean water can cause several kind of waterborne diseases, (eg) cholera, typhoid.

Let us Do

A. What are the activities to save water? If true put (), if false put (×).

1. We should wash our vehicles everyday. (×)

2. Planting more trees leads to rain fall. ()

3. We can bathe in shower to save water. ()

4. It is necessary to collect rain water. ()

B. Look at the pictures and answer the following.

If we fill them with water,

1. Which will contain less water? B

2. Which will contain more water? A

3. How could you tell? By the size and volume of the vessel

Let us Do

Read the table given below. Then put tick () in the column of the sources of water used for various purposes.

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