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3D shape building

This week we have been making towers and models out of 3D shapes such as cubes and pyramids.

After we had made our models we kept a tally of which different 3D shapes we had used. We found out that a sphere will not balance on top of a pyramid!

Here are some facts about 3D shapes from the boys in 1S-

  • Square based pyramids have 5 faces- Naveen
  • Cubes have 6 square faces- Marcus
  • Cylinders have 3 faces altogether and they can roll on a table top- Harvey
  • Spheres have 1 face which goes all the way around- Jack
  • Cuboids have 6 faces, sometimes the faces are square and some are rectangles- Rayan
  • Dice are cubes- Thomas