You are now entering a new dimension!!!
------ the 3rd Dimension!
Three Dimensional Shapes, also called Solid Figures, have height, length, and width.
Even very young children can learn about some of the different shapes.
|CONE, CUBE, SPHERE|
Here is a great slide show about 3D Shapes for kids from Scholastic Study Jams. There is also a quick 7 question multiple choice test for students to take online after they view the slide show.Click on the link below.
~ Solid Figures
- After viewing the video, students could read books about 3D Shapes.
- Students could also explore their environment (inside and outside) to look for 3D Shapes (Solid Figures).
- Students could explore 3D Geometric Solids MANIPULATIVES. I have found some made of sponge, plastic, and wood. Check Dollar Stores, Target, Michaels, and Amazon.
- Students could use clay to mold their own 3D solid figures. Students could also construct models of solid figures with various manipulatives (toothpicks and mini-marshmallows, etc.).
Have fun with math!