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S.NO. Table of Contents PAGE NO.
2 CONTENT 8
3 Learning Outcomes 9-12
4 Story Board 13-14
5 Characters 15
6 Backdrops 20
7 Story 23-26,62
8 Let’s play with words 35
9 Filter Paper and Filtration 40
10 Water Table 44
11 Put on your thinking cap 48
12 Sieving 50
13 Harvesting 51-52
14 Threshing 54
15 Winnowing 56
16 Handpicking 58-63
17 Crossword puzzle 66
18 Separation of two desirable substances 70
19 Discover the method of separation 71
20 Solute and solvent 73-74
21 Saturated solution 75
22 Diwali Celebration 77
23 Observe and identify 83-84
24 Evaporation 85
25 Precipitation and water cycle 87
26 Match me 93
27 Sedimentation, decantation and Loading 94
28 Word hunt 96
29 Sieve the answer 97
30 Separation of a mixture of two immiscible liquids 102
31 Separating funnel 103
32 Quiz time 105
33 Condensation 106-119
34 Word scramble 120
35 Makar Sankranti 121
36 Explore around 122
37 The Journey through Separation of Substances 128-130
38 We learnt 131
This is a work of fiction by Delhi Public
School, Sector 45, Gurgaon. The novel is
designed to motivate young learners,
ignite interest and provide a better
understanding of the concept. It aims to
supplement, not replace the information
in the textbook. The characters in this
graphic novel are fictitious and any
resemblance to names, characters or
incidents is coincidental.
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
This graphic novel is based on the chapter ‘Separation
of Substances’ taken from Class VI NCERT Science
textbook. The novel’s objective is to present concepts
that have practical uses in our daily lives in an engaging
manner by making use of real life experiences.
The novel uses an interdisciplinary approach and seeks
to answer various questions that might arise in the
minds of the readers through the experiences of its
main character-Chiranjeev. The interdisciplinary
approach enables learners to understand a concept
from different perspectives.
Chiranjeev’s visit to his grandparents’ house in Andhra
Pradesh provides him with opportunities to understand
the procedures involved in the separation of
substances and also observe their application in daily
Besides facilitating learning, the novel inculcates values
like respect for elders, self-discipline, empathy and
encourages collaboration, communication and knowledge
We hope that this small effort from our side will
enliven classroom discussions and make the process of
teaching-learning, a joyful endeavour.
❖ To understand the need for separation
❖ To develop an understanding of
various methods to separate two
forms of substances in different
❖ To understand the concept of solute,
solvent and solution.
❖ To demonstrate critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
❖ To apply various methods of
separation in real-life situations.
• The Subramaniams live in Gurugram. Diwali break has just started for their
children, Chiranjeev and Aadhira. The family decides to visit its native
place where Chiranjeev’s grandparents live.
• On the way to their grandparents’ place, Chiranjeev and Aadhira learn few
methods of separation of substances.
• The family also appreciates the beauty and serenity of the surroundings.
• The children are welcomed by their grandparents. During their visit,
besides understanding various techniques of separation, the children also
celebrate Diwali at their native place.
• Back in school, Chiranjeev shares his experience with his friends and the
• During winter break, the family revisits Chiranjeev’s grandparents’ village
and enjoys the festival of Makar Sankranti.
• Besides revisiting the concept of separation of substances, the children
were made aware of the cultural heritage of the country.
(Chiranjeev’s Father /Nanna,
Age : 41 years)
❖ Ms. Shubhra Subramaniam
(Chiranjeev’s Mother/Amma ,
Age : 38 years)
❖ Chiranjeev :11years ❖ Aadhira : 7 years
❖ Shri Rajgopalan
(Grandfather / Thataya, an educated
Age : 67 years)
❖ Smt. Laxmi
(Grandmother / Nayanamma
an educated housemaker
Age : 65 years)
❖ Chunnu ❖ Puranbai
(The tea seller in train (The woman
Age: 22 years) labourer at the
Age: 27 years)
❖ Shanthi Characters
(A farm worker
Age:45 years) ❖ Aanandini
Age: 18 years)
❖ Lady farmer 1 ❖ Lady farmer 2
❖ Farmer 1
❖ Farmer 2
❖ Mr. Reddy
A salt harvester
❖Ms. Reena Talwar ❖ Mr. Prasad
Chiranjeev’s Worker at Mr. Reddy’s salt
Science teacher fields
❖ Akshara : 11 years
Living room of Subramaniams’ House
Grandparents’ House at their native place
Chiranjeev and Aadhira come back from school and greet
their mother cheerfully
Hurray! I am so
happy that our Diwali
break has begun.
Wow! That’s nice! Sure, Amma.
Both of you refresh
yourselves. Come back
quickly and I will get
your milk ready.
The family is seated at the dining table and discussing
about its vacation plan.
Nanna, our Diwali break
You are right Aadhira. My teacher has told us
We all need to not to burst crackers
contribute towards and celebrate an eco
reducing pollution. friendly Diwali.
Great! Why don’t
we visit your
Children want to go That would really be
somewhere during fabulous! It’s been a long
this short vacation. time since we have met
I am extremely
excited to meet
and Thataya .
After dinner, the family wishes each other and retires to
Next morning, the Subramaniams load their luggage into
the car. The taxi driver helps the kids in loading the
What are you This is my drawing book. I am
carrying in your meeting nayanamma after a
hands, Aadhira? long time and I want to show
all my drawings to her.
I hope you have kept the Yes, of course!
sari and the shirt- dhoti
set for amma and nanna?
Off to New Delhi railway station from Gurugram.
HR 26 ABC
LET'S PLAY WITH WORDS
I. Imagine you are Chiranjeev /
Aadhira. Write a letter to your
grandparents informing them of
your visit to their place.
II. Make an attractive poster on the
topic 'An Ecofriendly Diwali’.
III. Write a self composed poem of
6-8 lines on 'Nature'.
The family reaches the railway station at 7:00 pm .The
arrival time of the train is 8:00 pm. Chiranjeev and
Aadhira are at a book shop.
I have selected
my story book! I
I want ‘The
Magic of the
Andhra Pradesh Express Train arrives.
Chiranjeev, go and
help your mother
with the luggage
while I make the
payment for the
Be careful Ok, I’ll take the
Aadhira! other upper berth
Chunnu, the Chaiwalla enters with the tray.
Chai, Amma, He is serving us
chai what is he tea.
Ms. and Mr. Nanna, what is this white bag that
Subramaniam dip the you are dipping in the glass again and
tea bags in their again?
This is a tea But, amma Yes Aadhira,
bag. doesn't make tea can be
tea like this prepared
at home. with tea bags
too. A tea
bag is a fine
It is a fine
It acts like a
sieve for the
tea and does
not allow the
tea leaves to
come out of
the tea bag.
What if the tea Mr. Subramaniam takes
leaves come into the out few tea leaves from
glass? the tea bag and gives them
Aadhira spits them out Please put all the waste
into the glass. in the garbage bag that
I have kept under the
This means that tea
leaves are undesirable
substances and this filter
bag removes them?
Yes, that’s why
we need a filter.
How does this In this process of filtration, the
filter paper filter paper of the tea bag blocks the
work, nanna? tea leaves. When we dip the tea bag
in the mixture of milk and water, the
mixture enters the tea bag.
Oh! Nanna, I have understood Yes Chiranjeev, this is how the
now. This process allows only process of filtration separates the
the flavour of the tea to flow undesirable substances from the
through it. desirable ones.
But, in school we have been taught
that we should make the best out
We make beautiful items
from waste materials
available at home. Amma, I
have seen you putting these
tea leaves in our garden
Good observation, dear This manure is very rich in
Aadhira! Yes, I use these nutrients like nitrogen
tea leaves as manure for which help the plants to
the plants. grow faster and healthier.
These tea leaves also We can even use this complete
become food for the tea bag to make compost.
earthworms which help
in improving the quality
Yes Aadhira, compost but we can also Magic, Bhaiya!
do a magic with the tea bag. I Please tell me
remember that our science teacher, about it.
Reena ma'am had shown an activity
using it. She also explained the science
She cut the tea bag from one 1
side and emptied out the tea 2
leaves. Then, she made the tea
bag stand on the marble table
and lit it with the help of a
Then, what The tea bag
happened, bhaiya? flew up into
Why? How did that
Ma’am explained to us Warm air is light and hence, it
that as the flame rises above the heavier cooler
burns, it heats up the air around the tea bag. Since
air inside the hollow the tea bag is light, it rises and
centre of the tea bag. appears to fly.
Wow! That would have been wonderful to watch.
We will definitely do this magic at home.
Wait, wait, Aadhira! We need to
be careful while doing such
experiments which involve fire.
Amma, will you help us in doing
Sure dear! Good Chiranjeev! Keep
guiding your little sister.
Let's come back to the process
of filtration, Aadhira. The tea
leaves are the residue and the
mixture coming out of the tea
bag is called the filtrate.
This process can also be
seen in our own body.
In our body? But
we don’t eat the
Oh no! I’m talking about the
filtration process. Kidneys are
like washing machines for the
blood of the body.
They are shaped like beans.
Just like the washing machine removes the dirt from
our clothes, similarly our kidneys filter the blood to
take out all the waste from the blood.
of the body in
the form of
Oh! So, these waste Yes, that is why we shouldn’t
products are toxic stop ourselves from using
for our body? the washroom when
Yes amma, I….
I…... think it’s
time to go.
Oh! Nanna, is that the Yes, those air filters trap
reason why you clean those and hold dust and dirt that
filters of the air can affect your health. Even
conditioner? the vacuum cleaners use
Aadhira comes back and settles down at the window seat.
Oh! It’s In fact, the rain water is also filtered
raining! through sand, soil and rock and it adds
to the ground water table.
Nanna,table! Is there
any wooden table under
No, Aadhira! Ground water This ground water is
table means the level of water used in many ways like
under the ground. irrigation, drinking, etc.
When will we reach our
Tomorrow morning, we will reach
Visakhapatnam. From there, it’s
approximately a 6 hour drive to
It’s a village in East Godavari
District of Andhra Pradesh.
East Godavari District is called
‘The Rice Bowl of India’.
Amma ! I am not feeling sleepy
Aadhira, let me sing a jingle which Oh ! Let me also Dip dip
our teacher used to sing for make my jingle. dip and
helping us remember few concepts. it’s ready
Dip dip dip and it’s ready to sip. If to sip
want it stronger, Dip a little
longer.Dip Dip Dip
Chiranjeev lies down on his berth.
“I would get to talk to and play
with nayanamma and thataya all
day long! I would tell them all the
new interesting things I have
learnt in school.”
“I would get to taste scrumptious Royyala
Veppudu and mouthwatering Gongura
Mamsam, all made by nayanamma ……. yum!
PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP
I. a) Identify the process. Label A, B, C,
D and E.
b) What type of substances does it
c) Write any three situations in which
this process is used in your kitchen.
II. Create a jingle of six lines to explain
the process of filtration
Answers on page 122
The family hires a car to reach the village, Sankaraguptam.
The fresh air and the warmth of the
sunlight is so relaxing. It fills me with
a lot of energy and makes me want to
go out and run into the unending
greenery. It just makes me feel so
The car stops at a roadside mancham (dhaba) for lunch.
Chiranjeev and Aadhira along with Ms. Subramaniam watch
the construction worker, Puranbai separating stones from
sand with the help of a slanting sieve.
Something is What’s
there. Let's name?
stay in a
We move to places where
construction work is
But then, why
are you here,
I am separating
the stones from
the sand with the
help of a sieve.
We need to remove pebbles and
stones from the sand. A bagful of
sand is poured on this slanting sieve.
The stones and pebbles remain on the
sieve while the sand passes through it
on to the ground.
Why do we need
to separate them?
Stones and pebbles are
not required for this
mixture of sand and
When I separate the sand
then my husband mixes
this sand with the cement
along with water to make
a smooth concrete.
After lunch, the family settles in the car and sets off to
Nayanamma ! How are
We are here. you,
Now that I have seen
you, I am feeling great.
Come, let’s Yes, you must
go inside. be very tired
after the long
journey. Relax ‘Difficult
for some time. roads often
Next morning, the family visits Rajgopalan’s rice fields.
Harvest time of paddy has begun in the village.
What He is harvesting the crop.
is he Harvesting is the process of
doing, collecting the mature rice
nanna? crop from the field.
How does We use this
this machine machine
We can harvest the crop
manually with a sickle or a
The crop is then dried for two or
three days provided there is no rain.
The harvested crop is then sent for
threshing followed by winnowing.
‘Combine’ is another
machine that can
harvest and also
thresh the crop.
makes our work
Threshing is a process of separating
grains from stalks.
In this process, the stalks are beaten on a hard
surface to free the grain seeds from the stalks.
It is done with the help of bullocks. Machines are
also used to thresh large quantities of grains.