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Solid Shapes

Solid Shapes

What is a solid shape? In this movie, you’ll learn about cubes, rectangular prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres. You’ll explore how different solid shapes and how many faces, or sides, each one has. A cube has six faces, but how many faces does a rectangular prism have? You'll also learn how many vertices, or corners, different solid shapes have. Did you know a cone only has one vertex? How many faces and vertices does a sphere have? Watch the movie to find out!

## Solid Figures Lesson Plan: Problem Solving with 3 Dimensional Shapes

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore three-dimensional shapes (solid figures) in real-world contexts. Students will also apply understandings about solid figures to problem-solving scenarios.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Solid Shapes Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about solid shapes, solid figures, and 3D shapes. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Solid Shapes. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning.
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## Solid Shapes Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about solid shapes, solid figures, and 3D shapes. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Solid Shapes topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »