3 Dimensional Games
Volume using Unit CubesA unit cube is a cube which has a volume or capacity of 1 units. You can count the number of unit cubes that can fit into a solid to find its volume.
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What are ThreeDimensional shapes?
In geometry, a threedimensional shape can be defined as a
solid figure or an object or
shape that has three dimensions – length, width and height.Unlike twodimensional shapes, threedimensional shapes have thickness or depth.
The attributes of a threedimensional figure are faces, edges and vertices. The three dimensions compose the edges of a 3D geometric shape.
A cube, rectangular prism, sphere, cone and cylinder are the basic 3dimensional shapes we see around us.
We can see a cube in a Rubik’s cube and a die, a rectangular prism in a book and a box, a sphere in a globe and a ball, a cone in carrot and an ice cream cone and a cylinder in a bucket and a barrel, around us.
Here’s a list of the 3D or threedimensional shapes with their name, pictures and attributes.
Name of 3D shape: 
Picture of 3D shape: 
Attributes: 
Cube 

Faces  6
Edges  12
Vertices  8

Rectangular Prism or Cuboid 

Faces  6
Edges  12
Vertices  8

Sphere 

Curved Face  1
Edges  0
Vertices  0

Cone 

Flat Face  1
Curved Face  1
Edges  1
Vertices  1

Cylinder 

Flat Face  2
Curved Face  1
Edges  2
Vertices  0

Fun Facts
 All threedimensional shapes are made up of twodimensional shapes.

Let's sing!
3D shapes are fat not flat.
Find a cone in a birthday hat!
You see a sphere in a basketball,
And a cuboid in a building so tall!
You see a cube in the dice you roll,
And a cylinder in a shiny flag pole!
Let's do it!
Instead of showing videos around 3D shapes to your kids and kindergarteners, ask them to observe and spot things around them in which they can find three dimensional shapes.
You can further ask them to identify and sort the three dimensional shape and it’s attributes.
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