# Identifying Solid Shapes

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10046

When you look at magazine pictures or the television, things seem flat. That's because they are! They lack a dimension called depth. Learn more about solid shapes, and your world won't seem so flat!

categories

## Geometry

subject
Math
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

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• Have you ever seen a 3D movie?

If you have, you know things look like they are coming out of the screen where you can almost touch them!

If you haven’t seen a 3D movie, close your eyes and imagine Spider-Man swinging from building to building. Imagine Spider-Man coming out of the screen and swinging right past you to the next building!

Seeing Spider-Man on the screen and then seeing Spider-Man come at you is the difference between 2D and 3D!

• Do you know what the D stands for in 2D and 3D?

It stands for the word dimension.

Imagine a block.

• What shape is it?
• How about an ice cream cone? What shape is that?
• A baseball, what shape is that?

If you said a square, a triangle, and a circle, you are right! That is, you were right if you were going to draw them on paper, which is 2D.

• What if you were holding the objects in your hand?
• Would the objects still be named square, triangle, and circle?

Watch the following video to find out.

• What did you find out?
• What is the name of a block shape?

Yes, a cube!

• What about the shape of an ice cream cone?

Yes, a cone!

• What about a baseball shape?

Correct, a sphere!

Now, you are ready to move to the Got It? section to show what you know!

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