The chapter “Changing Families” discussed in this post is taken from Let’s Look Around and Learn Environmental studies for Class IV for students of JKBOSE and NCERT. In this post, you will read about Changing Families Class 4 EVS Question Answers. In my previous post, you read about Chapter 4 From the Window Questions. Let’s get started:
Changing Families Class 4 EVS Question Answers
The chapter “Changing Families” is about what changes take place in the family after the arrival of a new baby, after the marriage of a boy or girl, moving to a new place, and with time. The chapter helps the students understand the changes in families during these situations:
A New Arrival
Look at the picture and write Page No. 35
- Who were the members of Nimmi’s family before the arrival of her baby sister?
Ans. There were five members in Nimmi’s family before the arrival of her baby sister. Father, mother, grandmother, uncle and Nimmi were the members of Nimmi’s family before the arrival of her baby sister.
- How many members are there in Nimmi’s family now?
Ans. There are six members in the Nimmi’s family now.
Let us Talk Page No. 36 – 37
- How do you think the lives of Nimmi’s family members have changed after the arrival of the new baby? For example –
(a) How will Nimmi spend her day now?
Ans. Nimmi will now spend her day playing with the newborn baby.
(b) What new work will her mother do now?
Ans. Her mother now has to look after the newborn baby.
(c) There will be a change in the daily work of Nimmi’s father, grandmother and uncle with the arrival of the new baby. Can you tell me how?
Ans. Nimmi’s father, grandmother and uncle will now have to spend time playing and taking care of the newly born baby to help her mother.
- Has a small brother or sister been born in your home or in any house in your neighbourhood?
Ans. Yes, a small sister is born in our neighbourhood.
(a) How does it feel to have a new baby at home?
Ans. It feels very nice and happy to have a new baby at home.
(b) How have things changed at home with the new baby?
Ans. After the arrival of a new baby at home, everybody becomes busy fulfilling the necessities of the newborn baby. All members of the family feel happy, they play with the baby and help the mother in taking care of the baby.
- Find out all about the youngest child in your home or in the home of a relative. Then write –
(a) When was the baby born?
Ans. The baby was born six months ago.
(b) Is the baby a boy or a girl?
Ans. The baby is a girl.
(c) How are you related to him or her?
Ans. She is my nephew.
(d) Where was the baby born?
Ans. The baby was born at the hospital
(e) Who does the baby look like?
Ans. The baby looks more like her father.
(f) What is the colour of his or her hair?
Ans. The colour of her hair is black.
(g) What is the colour of his or her eyes?
Ans. Her eyes are black in colour.
(h) Does the baby have any teeth?
Ans. No, the baby doesn’t have any teeth.
(i) What do we feed the baby with?
Ans. We feed the baby with milk.
(j) What is the baby’s length?
Ans. The length of the baby is between 1.5 and 2.0 feet.
(k) How many hours a day does the baby sleep?
Ans. She sleeps for more than fifteen hours a day.
(l) What different sounds does the baby make?
Ans. The baby makes crying, snoring and some other sounds.
(m) Who does the baby stay with most of the time?
Ans. The baby stays with the mother most of the time.
New Place Page No 38-39
- When Yasir’s father showed the letter to his family, how do you think the different members would have felt?
Ans. Everyone in the family was happy about the news of the promotion of Yasir’s father. Yasir was happy to visit a new place but her father mother and grandmother were a little worried about the arrangements to live in a new place.
- What will change in Yasir’s family after his father’s transfer? For example –
(a) Who from Yasir’s family will live with his father in the new place? Which school will Yasir go to now? Will he have new friends?
Ans. Yasir, her mother and her sister live with his father in the new place. He will go to a new school now and he will have new friends now.
(b) Has anybody in your family moved to a new place because of work?
Ans. Yes, my brother had moved to Jammu because of his work.
(c) What do you feel about this change?
Ans. We feel happy and sad about this change. We were happy about the promotion of my father and shifting to a new place but were sad about leaving the grandparents and our home.
- Is there anyone in your class or school who has come to your school from another place? If so, talk to him or her.
(a) Where has she or he come from?
Ans. He came from Anantnag.
(b) What was his or her old school like?
Ans. His old school was smaller in size than this school.
(c) What does he or she find different here?
Ans. The children in this school have a different uniform, the teachers in this school were different and also, he came to know about a new language and make friends with new students.
(d) Does he or she like the change?
Ans. Yes, He liked the change.
It’s A Wedding
Let’s talk Page 40 – 41
- Do you think that there will be any change in Murfa’s family after this wedding? What will change?
Ans. Yes, there will be a change in Murfa’s family after this wedding. A new member is added to the Murfa’s family and she is her sister-in-law.
(a) Do you think there will be changes in the home from where the new bride has come? What kind of changes?
Ans. Yes, there will be changes in the home from where the new bride has come. One family member will decrease in their family because Murfa’s sister-in-law lives with their family now. The family will miss her and also, they have to share the work she was doing at their home.
(b) Talk to your mother and aunts in the family. Ask them about where they lived before, they got married.
Ans. They lived with their parents and siblings before their marriage.
(c) Who were the members in their families then?
Ans. Their families have their parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters
(d) Has anybody in your family been married recently? Who?
Ans. No, no one got married recently in my family.
- Talk to your classmates and write all about what happens during weddings in their families.
Ans. There is a festival like environment during the wedding. A special type of food is prepared for guests. The bride and bridegroom wear special types of clothes. The family members and relatives sing and dance over the music. The house is well decorated and lighted. Some religious rituals are also performed.
(a) What kind of special food is cooked?
Ans. Dum aloo, Shahi paneer, Rajmah, mix vegetables, dal makhni, zeera rice, kheer etc are a few special items cooked at the marriage function.
(b) What special clothes do the bride and bridegroom wear?
Ans. The bride mostly wore a bright red coloured lehenga choli with dupatta while the bridegroom wore a sherwani and a pagri and sehra.
(c) What kinds of songs and dances are performed at weddings?
Ans. The traditional and modern songs and dances are performed at the marriage function.
We saw changes taking place in the families of Nimmi, Yasir and Murfa because of different reasons.
Write down the reasons for these changes.
(a) In Nimmi’s family
Ans. In Nimmi’s family changes takes place after the birth of her baby sister. They have one more family member now.
(b) In Yasir’s family
Ans. The change in Yasir’s family takes place after the promotion and transfer of his father to a new place.
(c) In Murfa’s family
Ans. The change in Murfa’s family takes place due to the marriage of her cousin. A new family member is added to their family. She is Murfa’s sister-in-law.
- There can be many reasons for changes in families. Can you think of some more reasons?
Ans. The main reasons for changes in the families are:
a) Birth of a newborn baby in the family.
b) Change of place for job or education.
c) Death of a member of a family
d) Marriage of a member of the family.
- Talk to three old people – one from your family, one from your friend’s family and one from a family in your neighbourhood. Ask them these questions and fill in the table.
|Question||Your family||Friend’s family||Neighbour’s family|
|Since how many years has your family been staying here?|
|Where did your family live before coming here?|
|How many members are there in your family today?|
|How many members were there in your family 10 years ago?|
|What were the reasons for the changes in your family in the last 10 years?|
|How do you feel about all these changes?|
|Question||Your family||Friend’s family||Neighbour’s family|
|Since how many years has your family been staying here?||More than 30 years||10 years||15 years|
|Where did your family live before coming here?||Same place||Bandipora||Anantnag|
|How many members are there in your family today?||4||5||3|
|How many members were there in your family 10 years ago?||6||9||8|
|What were the reasons for the changes in your family in the last 10 years?||Birth of new baby||Death of a grandfather||Transfer of father|
|How do you feel about all these changes?||I feel nice||I feel bad||I am very happy|
My family – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Page No 43.
- All families change in some way or the other because of different reasons. Has your family changed too?
Ans. Yes, my family had many changes too.
- Ask your grandmother or grandfather how many members were there in their family when they were your age? Then draw a family tree in your notebook of their family when they were young.
- Can you see yourself, your brother or your sister, your mother or your father, anywhere in this family tree?
Ans. No, I can’t see myself, my brother or my sister, my mother or my father, anywhere in this family tree.
- Now draw a family tree of your present family in your notebook.
- Can you see yourself anywhere in this family tree? Who are the members of your family today? Where are your grandparents?
Ans. Yes, I can see myself in the family tree. The members of my family today are my brother, sister, mother and father and my paternal and maternal grandparents. My grandparents are at the top of the family tree.
Let us talk Page No. 43-44
- Can you tell in what ways the family tree of your grandmother or grandfather in their childhood is different from your family tree today?
Ans. When my grandfather and grandmother were in their childhood, they were at the end of the family tree. In today’s family tree they are at the top of the family tree.
Going Back to School Page No. 44
- Upto which class do you want to study?
Ans. I want to do M.Sc. in Agricultural Science.
- Upto which class have your parents studied?
Ans. My father is a postgraduate while my mother is a graduate.
- Till which class did your grandmother get a chance to study?
Ans. She is illiterate.
- At what age did your grandmother get married?
Ans. She was married at the age of 15.
- Have you heard of a Law that talks about the ages before which girls and boys must not get married?
Ans. Yes, I have heard it and by that law boys before the age of 21 and girls before the age of 18 must not get married.
Find out and write Page No. 45.
- Are there any such children in your neighbourhood who had to drop out of school? Do they want to go back to school?
Ans. Yes, there was a boy in my neighbourhood who had dropped out of school due to financial problems. He wants to get back to school.
- What are they doing these days?
Ans. He is helping his father in earning bread and butter for their family.
- Has anybody in your family got married recently? Who?
Ans. Yes, my cousin got married recently.
- What was the age of the bride and the groom?
Ans. The age of the bride was 21 years and the age of the groom was 25 years.
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