We have been learning about 3-dimensional solids. We did several activities to learn about the attributes of each of the solids and where we can find them in the real world.
We worked in groups to sort pictures of solids in the real world. Then we made a circle map for each solid.
We experimented with 3-dimensional solids to see which ones rolled, which ones slid, and which ones did both.
We read the book Jack the Builder by Stuart J. Murphy. Then we worked in groups to make rockets out of 3-dimensional solids. When we finished we counted the number of each solid that we used.
Other ideas include having students create a bridge map to show a solid as it relates to an object in the real world. For example: a sphere to a ball, a cube to a box, a cylinder to a coke can, etc. This same type of idea could be taught using a tree map- sort the objects by their solid.
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