GeoGebra Classroom

# Exploring nets of solids

## Watch this video about nets of solids. Please note that a cuboid is the same as a rectangular prism.

Explore each of the following nets of solids, move the slider bars and notice how they move. What do you see? What changes? What stays the same? Discuss with your partner. Answer the questions that follow each of the solids.. If someone in your group disagrees with an answer please put both answers in the space provided with your names next to your answer.

## Cube

How many faces does the cube have?

How many vertices does the cube have?

How many edges does the cube have?

What shapes do you see in a cube and how many? Does it have any curved surfaces?

Describe a cube...

## Rectangular Prism

How many faces does the rectangular prism have?

How many vertices does the rectangular prism have?

How many edges does the rectangular prism have?

What shapes do you see in a rectangular prism and how many? Does it have any curved surfaces?

Describe a rectangular prism...

## Cylinder

How many faces does the cylinder have?

How many vertices does the cylinder have?

What shapes do you see in a cylinder and how many? Does it have any curved surfaces?

How many edges does the cylinder have?

Describe a cylinder...

## Cone

How many faces does the cone have?

What shapes do you see in a cone and how many? Does it have any curved surfaces?

How many vertices does the cone have?

How many edges does the cone have?

Describe a cone...

## Square Pyramid

What shapes do you see in a square pyramid and how many? Does it have any curved surfaces?

How many faces does the square pyramid have?

How many vertices does the square pyramid have?

How many edges does the square pyramid have?

Describe a square pyramid...

## Triangular Prism

How many faces does the triangular prism have?

How many vertices does the triangular prism have?

How many edges does the triangular prism have?

What shapes do you see in a triangular prism and how many? Des it have any curved surfaces?

Describe a triangular prism...