Making 3D shapes

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Michael Barton

Have you ever wondered how to get students learning the various types of 3D shapes?

I got students to make them with paddle pop sticks and hot glue. I was able to paint them, hang the shape's name from it and hang the work from the ceiling.

It was a great lesson and made the classroom look better.

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Andy

This is a good idea. I am doing a similar lesson tomorrow but we are using art straws and play dough for the vertices.

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lazarine nation

this is a wonderful idea. i'm doing my associate degree now and i've chosen to do shapes as part of my unit plan and i think this would be a great lesson to add to it. thanks for the idea.

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Cheryl01

I use marshmallows for the vertices and toothpicks for the sides. The children love it! (not so much the cleaners!)

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