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3D Shapes

3D Shapes

Author: Simone Grey
  • Names of each geometric solids (sphere, cube,rectangular prism, triangular prism, cylinder, cone, triangular pyramid, and rectangular pyramid)
  • Name the number of edges, faces, and vertices of each geometric solid.
  • Name lateral faces and bases of the different 3-D shapes.
  • Recognize what 2-D polygons make up the 3-D shapes.
  • Differentiate between pyramids and prisms.

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3-Dimensional Shapes: A 'Deeper' Look

In this tutorial, you will learn about the important basic concepts of three-dimensional (3-D) objects and what makes them 3-D. Please be sure to have your notebook and vocabulary sheet with you as you are watching the video. Write down anything that YOU feel is important and will help you remember the key facts! You are encouraged to watch the tutorial, take a break, then watch it again. Just in case you missed something. =)

Don't forget to complete the questions afterwards.

3-Dimensional Shapes

The Difference Between Prisms & Pyramids

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Homework Questions: Friday, March 22

If you have limited computer access and are unable to submit the questions online, please download and print the questions from the link below. Do not forget to submit them during class.


Worksheet: Pyramid & Prism Patterns

The tables show the number of faces, edges, and vertices of three different types of prisms and pyramids. Use the tables to answer each question.


Worksheet: Edges, Faces & Corners

Tell how many faces, edges, and corners each figure has.


Worksheet: Nets

What solid shape does each net make?


Worksheet: Geometric Solids

Choose a word from the box to correctly answer each question. Some words will be used more than once. Some words will not be used at all.


Worksheet: Nets (2)


Worksheet: Solid Figures


Worksheet: Geometric Solids (2)