The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous body of the Indian government that formulates the curricula for schools in India that are governed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and certain state boards. Therefore, students who will be taking the Class 10 tests administered by various boards should consult this NCERT Syllabus in order to prepare for those examinations, which in turn will assist those students get a passing score.

When working through the exercises in the NCERT textbook, if you run into any type of difficulty or uncertainty, you may use the swc NCERT Solutions for class 9 as a point of reference. While you are reading the theory form textbook, it is imperative that you always have notes prepared. You should make an effort to understand things from the very beginning so that you may create a solid foundation in the topic. Use the NCERT as your parent book to ensure that you have a strong foundation. After you have finished reading the theoretical section of the textbook, you should go to additional reference books.


Question 1. What is a tissue?
Solution : It is a group of cells similar in origin and structure and they are specialized to perform a particular function like muscle cells in our body form the muscle tissue that bring about body movements (specific function).

Question 2. What is the utility of tissues in multi-cellular organisms?
Solution : In unicellular organisms, a single cell performs all the basic functions such as respiration, movement, excretion, digestion, etc. But in multicellular organisms, cells are grouped to form tissues. These tissues are specialised to carry out a particular function at a definite place in the body. For example, the muscle cells form muscular tissues which helps in movement, nerve cells form the nervous tissue which helps in transmission of messages. This is known as division of labour in multicellular organisms. It is because of this division of labour that multicellular organisms are able to perform all functions efficiently.

Question 3. Name types of simple tissues.
Solution : The simple tissues (found in plants) are of following three types:
i) parenchyma
ii) collenchymas
iii) Sclerenchyma

Question 4. Where is apical meristem found?
Solution : The apical meristem is found at the apex (growing tips) of the stem and roots.

Question 5. Which tissue makes up the husk of coconut?
Solution : Sclerenchymatous tissue.

Question 6. What are the constituents of phloem?
Solution : The constituents of phloem are: sieve tubes, companion cells, phloem parenchyma, phloem fibres (bast).

Question 7. Name the tissue responsible for movement in our body.
Solution : Muscle/muscular tissue.

Question 8. What does a neuron look like?
Solution : A neuron comprises of a cell body (cyton) along with one or more short branches(Dendron) and one hair like long branch (axon).

Question 9. Give three features of cardiac muscles.
Solution : v Cardiac muscles are involuntary i.e. they don’t work under our will.
i. Its cells are cylindrical, branched, striated and uninucleate.
ii. It shows rhythmic contraction and relaxation throughout the person’s life.

Question 10. What are the functions of areolar tissue?
Solution : Areolar tissue is a kind of filler tissue found between skin and muscles, around our blood vessels and nerve cells and also in the bone marrow. Its functions are therefore
i) To fill the space inside organs.
ii) To help in repair and maintenance of nearby tissues/organs.
iii) To support and prevent injuries to internal organs.

Question 11. Define the term “tissue”.
Solution : It is a group of cells similar in origin and structure and they are specialized to perform a particular function like muscle cells in our body form the muscle tissue that bring about body movements(specific function).

Question 12. How many types of elements together make up the xylem tissue? Name them.
Solution : Xylem tissue is made up of following 4 types of elements:
i) Tracheids
ii) vessels
iii) fibres
iv) parenchyma

Question 13. How are simple tissues different from complex tissues in plants?
Solution :

Simple tissueComplex tissue
These tissues consist of only one type of cells.These tissues are made up of more than one type of cells.
The cells are more or less similar in structure and perform similar functions.Different types of cells perform different functions. For example, in the xylem tissue, tracheids help in water transport, whereas parenchyma stores food.
Three types of simple tissues in plants are parenchyma, collenchyma, and sclerenchyma.Two types of complex permanent tissues in plants are xylem and phloem.

Question 14. Differentiate between parenchyma, collenchyma and sclerenchyma, on the basis of their cell wall.
Solution :

Cell walls are relatively thin, and the cells in parenchyma tissues are loosely packed.The cell wall is irregularly thickened at the corners, and there is very little space between the cells.The cell walls are uniformly thickened, and there are no intercellular spaces.
The cell wall in this tissue is made up of cellulose.Pectin and hemicellulose are the major constituents of the cell wall.An additional layer of the cell wall composed mainly of lignin is found.

Question 15. What are the functions of the stomata?
Solution :
Functions of the stomata:
(i) They allow the exchange of gases (CO2 and O2) with the atmosphere.
(ii) Evaporation of water from the leaf surface occurs through the stomata. Thus, the stomata help in the process of transpiration.

Question 16. Diagrammatically show the difference between the three types of muscle fibres.
Solution :


Question 17. What is the specific function of the cardiac muscle?
Solution : Cardiac muscles are the muscles of heart that pumps blood to all parts of body and the pumping needs rhythmic contraction and relaxation of cardiac muscles throughout the life without any fatigue.

Question 18. Differentiate between striated, unstriated and cardiac muscles on the basis of their structure and site/location in the body.
Solution :

Striated muscleUnstriated muscleCardiac muscle
On the basis of structure:
Cells are cylindricalCells are longCells are cylindrical
Cells are not branchedCells are not branchedCells are branched
Cells are multinucleateCells are uninucleateCells are uninucleate
Alternate light and dark bands are presentThere are no bands presentFaint bands are present
Its ends are bluntIts ends are taperingIts ends are flat and wavy
On the basis of location:
These muscles are present in body parts such as hands, legs, tongue, etc.These muscles control the movement of food in the alimentary canal, the contraction and relaxation of blood vessels, etc.These muscles control the contraction and relaxation of the heart

Question 19. Draw a labelled diagram of a neuron.

Solution :

Question 20. Name the following.
(a) Tissue that forms the inner lining of our mouth.
(b) Tissue that connects muscle to bone in humans.
(c) Tissue that transports food in plants.
(d) Tissue that stores fat in our body.
(e) Connective tissue with a fluid matrix.
(f) Tissue present in the brain.
Solution :
(a) epithelial tissue
(b) tendons
(c) phloem
(d) adipose tissue
(e) blood
(f) nerve tissue

Question 21. Identify the type of tissue in the following: skin, bark of tree, bone, lining of kidney tubule, vascular bundle.
Solution :
Skin: Stratified squamous epithelial tissue
Bark of tree: Simple permanent tissue
Bone: Connective tissue
Lining of kidney tubule: Cuboidal epithelial tissue
Vascular bundle: Complex permanent tissue

Question 22. Name the regions in which parenchyma tissue is present.
Solution : Parenchymatous tissue is present in the epidermis, cortex, pith of the stem, root, leaves, flowers and fruits of plants.

Question 23. What is the role of epidermis in plants?
Solution : It is a protective layer to the plant parts. It can also absorb water from soil like in the roots and even allow exchange of gases through stomata.

Question 24. How does the cork act as a protective tissue?
Solution : In plants the secondary meristem cuts off many external layers of cells that are dead and arranged in a compact manner. Such layers together make cork. They have deposition of suberin which is very hard and impermeable hence protects plants from unfavorable conditions and microbial attack etc.

Question 25. Complete the table :


Solution :



SWC academic staff has developed NCERT answers for this chapter of the ninth grade science curriculum. We have solutions prepared for all the ncert questions of this chapter. The answers, broken down into steps, to all of the questions included in the NCERT textbook’s chapter are provided here. Read this chapter on theory. Be certain that you have read the theory section of this chapter of the NCERT textbook and that you have learnt the formulas for the chapter that you are studying. 

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