# IM Geo.5.2 Lesson: Slicing Solids

- Author:
- Carla Corbin, Steve Phelps

- Topic:
- Geometry, Solids or 3D Shapes

## Imagine slicing a sphere with a straight cut. The flat surface you sliced along is called a cross section.

Try to list all the possible shapes for a cross section of a sphere.

## Imagine slicing a cube with a straight cut.

Try to list all the possible shapes for a cross section of a cube.

## Imagine slicing a cylinder with a straight cut.

Try to list all the possible shapes for a cross section of a cylinder.

## Imagine slicing a square pyramid with a straight cut.

Try to list all the possible shapes for a cross section of a square pyramid.

## Each question shows several parallel cross-sectional slabs of the same three-dimensional solid.

Name each solid.