NCERT Textbook - Why Class 4 Notes | EduRev

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Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Page 2


Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Page 3


Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Reading is fun
Let’s talk
Word building
1. Name a few things that sink.
2. List three questions that the little boy asks.
(a) _____________________________________________
(b) _____________________________________________
(c) _____________________________________________
3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?
(a) sad (b) curious (c) brave
Ram is a curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One 
day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like –
1. Why can’t we look at the sun during a solar eclipse?
2. Why can’t we touch the sun?
3. Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?
Discuss these questions with your teacher and class. Do you 
know the answers?
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme 
with the coloured words in the sentences –
 is the _____________ so high?
Do you  the colour of _____________?
Why
know
Have you  who made the _____________?
Put the glass in the  after you finish your _____________.
2. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right 
and make sentences of your own –
wokn know _____________________________
wism _______ _____________________________
dael _______ _____________________________
blarme _______ _____________________________
llihs _______ _____________________________
1. Discuss and write –
(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
found
sink
Let’s write
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Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Reading is fun
Let’s talk
Word building
1. Name a few things that sink.
2. List three questions that the little boy asks.
(a) _____________________________________________
(b) _____________________________________________
(c) _____________________________________________
3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?
(a) sad (b) curious (c) brave
Ram is a curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One 
day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like –
1. Why can’t we look at the sun during a solar eclipse?
2. Why can’t we touch the sun?
3. Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?
Discuss these questions with your teacher and class. Do you 
know the answers?
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme 
with the coloured words in the sentences –
 is the _____________ so high?
Do you  the colour of _____________?
Why
know
Have you  who made the _____________?
Put the glass in the  after you finish your _____________.
2. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right 
and make sentences of your own –
wokn know _____________________________
wism _______ _____________________________
dael _______ _____________________________
blarme _______ _____________________________
llihs _______ _____________________________
1. Discuss and write –
(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
found
sink
Let’s write
5 4
63 62
Reading is fun
Let’s talk
Word building
1. Name a few things that sink.
2. List three questions that the little boy asks.
(a) _____________________________________________
(b) _____________________________________________
(c) _____________________________________________
3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?
(a) sad (b) curious (c) brave
Ram is a curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One 
day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like –
1. Why can’t we look at the sun during a solar eclipse?
2. Why can’t we touch the sun?
3. Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?
Discuss these questions with your teacher and class. Do you 
know the answers?
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme 
with the coloured words in the sentences –
 is the _____________ so high?
Do you  the colour of _____________?
Why
know
Have you  who made the _____________?
Put the glass in the  after you finish your _____________.
2. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right 
and make sentences of your own –
wokn know _____________________________
wism _______ _____________________________
dael _______ _____________________________
blarme _______ _____________________________
llihs _______ _____________________________
1. Discuss and write –
(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
found
sink
Let’s write
5 4
63 62
Page 5


Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Why?
New words
curious, lead, marble, sink, reason
5
61
I know a curious little boy,
Who is always asking “Why?”
Why this, why that, why then, why now?
Why not, why by-the-by?
He wants to know why wood should swim,
Why lead and marble sink,
Why sun should shine and wind should blow
And why we eat and drink.
He wants to know what makes the clouds
And why they cross the sky,
Why sinks the sun behind the hills
And why the flowers die.
Some of these why’s are not too hard
To answer if you’ll try;
Others no one ever yet
Has found the reason why.
Read and enjoy the poem
Reading is fun
Let’s talk
Word building
1. Name a few things that sink.
2. List three questions that the little boy asks.
(a) _____________________________________________
(b) _____________________________________________
(c) _____________________________________________
3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?
(a) sad (b) curious (c) brave
Ram is a curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One 
day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like –
1. Why can’t we look at the sun during a solar eclipse?
2. Why can’t we touch the sun?
3. Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?
Discuss these questions with your teacher and class. Do you 
know the answers?
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme 
with the coloured words in the sentences –
 is the _____________ so high?
Do you  the colour of _____________?
Why
know
Have you  who made the _____________?
Put the glass in the  after you finish your _____________.
2. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right 
and make sentences of your own –
wokn know _____________________________
wism _______ _____________________________
dael _______ _____________________________
blarme _______ _____________________________
llihs _______ _____________________________
1. Discuss and write –
(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
found
sink
Let’s write
5 4
63 62
Reading is fun
Let’s talk
Word building
1. Name a few things that sink.
2. List three questions that the little boy asks.
(a) _____________________________________________
(b) _____________________________________________
(c) _____________________________________________
3. What sort of a boy is described in the poem?
(a) sad (b) curious (c) brave
Ram is a curious little boy. He is always asking questions. One 
day he came home and asked his grandfather questions like –
1. Why can’t we look at the sun during a solar eclipse?
2. Why can’t we touch the sun?
3. Why can’t we go out to play in the dark?
Discuss these questions with your teacher and class. Do you 
know the answers?
1. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem which rhyme 
with the coloured words in the sentences –
 is the _____________ so high?
Do you  the colour of _____________?
Why
know
Have you  who made the _____________?
Put the glass in the  after you finish your _____________.
2. The spellings of these words are jumbled. Put them right 
and make sentences of your own –
wokn know _____________________________
wism _______ _____________________________
dael _______ _____________________________
blarme _______ _____________________________
llihs _______ _____________________________
1. Discuss and write –
(a) Why do cats and dogs fight?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
(b) Why do we walk across the road, not run?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
found
sink
Let’s write
5 4
63 62
(c) Why do people like ice-cream?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
2. Write down at least two questions using ‘why’?
(a) ______________________________________________
(b) ______________________________________________
Painting with  and 
two onion halves, two bottle tops,
water colour, plate for mixing.
Take an onion. Cut it into half. Mix some 
paint of any colour with a little water in 
a plate. Dip the cut side of the onion 
into the colour. Now press it on a 
paper to make designs. Press the 
bottle top into the centre of the design.
You can use another colour for the other 
onion half and the other bottle top.
Fun time
ONION HALVES BOTTLE TOPS
You need –
Method –
 
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Let’s sing 
I met a man in an onion bed.
He was crying so hard his eyes were red.
And the tears rolled off the end of his nose
As he ate his way down the onion rows.
He ate and he cried, but for all his tears
He sang, “Sweet onions, oh my dears!
I love you, I do and you love me,
But you make me as sad as a man can be.”
– John Ciard
The Man in an Onion Bed
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