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5th Grade - Platonic Solids

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Describe and identify the five regular (Platonic) solids and their properties with respect to faces, shapes of faces, edges, and vertices. 0506.4.4


Links verified on 5/30/2018


  1. 3-D Shapes - Flash animation about prisms and other 3-D shapes [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]A video is available through this link
  2. 12 Sided Calendar - calendar on a regular dodecahedron in .pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Calendars - several 3-D shapes available This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Make a Tetrahedron from a Small Envelope - from Enchanted Learning
  5. Make Paper Models of the Platonic Solids - Enchanted Learning index page for the solids This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Nets and Surface Area - [20 page worksheet] some of the exercises are a bit advanced for fifth grade, but this document contains some good tips on making 2-D representations of 3-D shapes [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Platonic Solid - Wikipedia article with good illustrations of the five Platonic solids; tetrahedron, cube or hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron
  8. Platonic Solid - this Wolfram MathWorld page includes a 2D illustration of what the solids would look like if flattened out
  9. Platonic Solids - regular polyhedra (a Greek word meaning many faces.)
  10. Platonic Solids - This MathIsFun page includes printable nets for each of the five solids as well as an interactive page that allows your student to rotate the solid This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Platonic Solids - description of what makes them special, links to five 3-D shapes to print, and an interactive box that allows students to investigate the platonic solids This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Platonic Solids - slowly rotating frames of the five Platonic solids along with their definition [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  13. Platonic Solids - lesson from Regents Exam Prep Center showing rotating frames of the solids [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  14. The Platonic Solids - This University of Utah page allows students to spin each of the solids in separate windows for java applets This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Polyhedrons - definition and a large number of examples from Math is Fun
  16. Prisms with Examples - explanation, several good examples and six questions at the bottom of the page to check for student understanding This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Solids Nets and Cross Sections - [18 page worksheet] pages 3 and 4 are specific to how to draw a prism, this document also includes a good description of nets An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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