**A PRISM is a 3D Shape or Geometric Solid.**

__Features__: A Prism has 3 or more rectangular faces and 2 identical parallel bases.Rectangular Prism |

Rectangular Prism |

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**Examples**- Rectangular Prisms - made of 6 rectangular faces.
- Triangular Prisms - made of 3 rectangular faces and 2 triangular bases
- Pentagonal Prisms - made of 5 rectangular faces and 2 pentagonal bases
- Hexagonal Prism - made of 6 rectangular faces and 2 hexagonal bases
- Octagonal Prism - made of 8 rectangular faces and 2 octagonal bases
- Etc.

__Suggested Activities__- Read books about prisms and other 3D Shapes.

- Have students
**observe**prism manipulatives or pictures of a prisms. Discuss their properties. Have students**describe**the features of different prisms.

Triangular Prism |

Hexagonal Prism and Octagonal Prism |

- Have students look in their homes or classrooms for examples of prisms. How many can they find?

Rectangular Prism |

- Have students create prisms with Arts and Crafts Materials.

- Have students create prisms with NETS
*(2D representations of 3D figures)*.

**here**to get NETS of various prisms.

Rectangular Prism |

Triangular Prism |

*Have fun with math!*

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