Science in Everyday Life
• Name different kinds of clothes
• Recognise the importance of clothing
• Identify the types of clothes to suit different weather conditions
Salim: "Parveen! What are you looking at?"
Parveen: "I am looking at the dresses."
Salim: "Which is your favourite dress?"
Parveen: "I like skirts. What about you?"
Salim: "I like shirts and shorts."
Father : "Come, let us look at various kinds of clothes and buy what we want."
Material that is used to make dresses, towels and bedsheets is cloth.
Dresses that we wear either stitched (e.g., shirt, skirt) or unstitched
(e.g., dhoti, saree) are clothes.
Uses of Cloth
The following items are made from cloth.
Match the related pairs and name them.
Story of Cloth
Early man used clothes made of leaves and animal skin.
The clothes we wear nowadays are made of different materials like cotton, wool and silk.
We get cotton from the cotton plant, from which we make cotton clothes.
We get wool from sheep, from which we make woollen clothes.
We get silk from the silkworm, from which we make silk clothes.
Match the following.
Clothes and Seasons
Why do we wear clothes?
We wear clothes to protect our body from heat, cold, rain, dust, insects, germs and small injuries.
We wear different types of clothes in different seasons.
During summer the days are hot. We wear cotton clothes to keep us cool.
During winter the days are cold. We wear woollen clothes to keep us warm.
Some days of the year are rainy.
We wear raincoats to keep as dry. We also use an umbrella.
Write "W" for the winter clothes and "S" for the summer clothes.
You are going to the hills where it is very cold. What special kind of clothes will you need there? Put a tick (✔) mark.
Types of Clothes
Father: "Hi Salim, you are looking very smart in this dress."
Salim: "Thank you. This is my new uniform. All students wear uniforms when they go to school."
Father: "Good. Have you seen any other people wearing uniforms?"
The clothes we wear should be neat and clean. When we dress neatly, we look smart.
Steps of washing
Match the people with their uniforms by drawing a line.
When people act in a play or give a dance performance they wear special clothes called costumes.
People in different parts of India wear different kinds of dresses.
You are given a towel. How can you use it? Show the various actions- for example, wiping, wearing it as a dhoti, turban, etc.