CBSE Class 8CBSE
Share

Books Shortlist

# Solution for The Table Below Shows the Data on Likely Heights of Boys and Girls as They Grow in Age. Draw Graphs Showing Height and Age for Both Boys and Girls on the Same Graph Paper. What Conclusions Can Be Drawn from These Graphs? - CBSE Class 8 - Science

#### Question

The table below shows the data on likely heights of boys and girls as they grow in age. Draw graphs showing height and age for both boys and girls on the same graph paper. What conclusions can be drawn from these graphs?

 Age (Years) Height (cm) Boys Girls 0 53 53 4 96 92 8 114 110 12 129 133 16 150 150 20 173 165

#### Solution

The graph depicts the relation between the age and height of both boys and girls. During puberty, there is a sudden increase in height of both boys and girls. On the basis of the above graph, it can be observed that during the age of 4-8 years, girls have less height as compared to boys. However, as soon as girls reach 12- 13 years, their height shows a sudden increase and becomes more than boys. In later years, growth in both sexes becomes stable. Growth during puberty is under the control of hormones.

Is there an error in this question or solution?

#### APPEARS IN

NCERT Solution for Science Textbook For Class 8 (2013 to Current)
Chapter 10: Reaching the Age of Adolescence
Q: 10 | Page no. 126
Solution The Table Below Shows the Data on Likely Heights of Boys and Girls as They Grow in Age. Draw Graphs Showing Height and Age for Both Boys and Girls on the Same Graph Paper. What Conclusions Can Be Drawn from These Graphs? Concept: Adolescence and Puberty.
S