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Young scholars examine the different types of polygons and their characteristics. In this polyhedrons lesson, students discuss the derivations of specific models of polyhedrons. Young scholars work in pairs to make a copy of a polygon model, then discuss the strategies they used to solve various problems with polyhedrons.
Students are introduced to polyhedrons through using straw models to explore geometric solids and constructing Christmas tree ornaments using Epsom salt crystals. Students will view interactive videos and investigate and retrieve information on polyhedras on the Internet.
Third graders use logical reasoning to determine the polyhedron in the box after asking questions and receiving information about it. Then, they identify and define key vocabulary terms. Students also prepare a quiz on solids using matching, description, and a picture. Have them exchange their quiz with another team.
Students investigate patterns formed inside polyhedrons and learn about relationships for figures and their sides. In this polyhedrons lesson, students work in groups to create complex designs using clay, toothpicks, and thread. Students make 3-D shapes and graph their results. Students answer questions about geoplane patterns and the sides of polyhedrons.