Identify properties and vocabulary of solids through the construction process

Physical models are quite helpful

Essential Questions

What are the components of the basic solids (prism, pyramid, cylinder, cone and sphere)?

Which solids have faces that are polygons? [your goal is to define polyhedra]

Did you use information about polygons and circles to create the solids? Did this surprise you?

Students should be asked to calculate the surface area and volume for each of these solids.

Task:Create a variety of solids. Scroll down for suggested dimensions of 12 shapes. Optional: Label selected solids with the appropriate vocabulary as illustrated in the figures below. Optional: Show dimensions in the file. You can change the precision [Window>Model Info].

Prisms with bases from 3-8 sides

Square and Rectangular Pyramids

Cylinder

Cone

Sphere

Torus

Composite Shape

SAVE YOUR FILES because you will use them in another activity
Short list of all 11 shapes

Figure One - Rectangular Prism - Created on a PC 3’x4’x5’ File name Prism3-4-5 Color A – Base faces [Blue] Color B – Lateral faces [Lavender]

Figure Two – Right Triangular Prism - Created on a PC Base 3’ x 4’ x 5’ Height = 8’ File name: Rt_Tri_Prism Color A – Base faces [Blue] Color B – Lateral faces [Lavender]

Figure Three - Hexagonal Prism - Shows how to Group and find Volume Base has radius of 3 units; Height of 4.5 units Filename: Hex_Prism Blue – base faces Lavender – lateral faces

Figure Four - Octagonal Prism - Shows X-Ray Face Style Base radius of 3 units; Height of 2 units Filename: Oct_Prism

Figure Five – Hollow Cylinder Base radius of 2.5 meters ; Height of 4 meters Filename: Cylinder

Figure Six – Square Pyramid I Dimensions Base 6’ x 6’; Height of 5’ Filename: SqPyr_I

Figure Seven - Square Pyramid II Base 6’ x 6’ ; Slant Height of 5’ Filename: SqPyr_II

Figure Eight – Rectangular Pyramid with textured surfaces Dimensions 6’ x 3’; Height of 5’ Filename: Rec_Pyr Color A – Sketchy Crosshatch Wavy Color B – Metal Steel Textured open base

Figure Nine - Cone Base radius of 2.5 m; Height of 4 m Filename: Cone Red – lateral surface

Figure Ten - Sphere Radius 1 meter Filename: Sphere

Figure Eleven - Torus Dimensions are not given Filename: Torus

JUNE 2014 - Videos should be working nowIntroduction to Creating Solids in SketchUpEssential QuestionsTask:Create a variety of solids. Scroll down for suggested dimensions of 12 shapes.Optional: Label selected solids with the appropriate vocabulary as illustrated in the figures below.Optional: Show dimensions in the file. You can change the precision [Window>Model Info].SAVE YOUR FILESbecause you will use them in another activityShort list of all 11 shapes

Figure One - Rectangular Prism - Created on a PC3’x4’x5’File name Prism3-4-5Color A – Base faces [Blue]Color B – Lateral faces [Lavender]Figure Two – Right Triangular Prism - Created on a PCBase 3’ x 4’ x 5’ Height = 8’File name: Rt_Tri_PrismColor A – Base faces [Blue]Color B – Lateral faces [Lavender]Figure Three - Hexagonal Prism - Shows how to Group and find VolumeBase has radius of 3 units; Height of 4.5 unitsFilename: Hex_PrismBlue – base facesLavender – lateral facesFigure Four - Octagonal Prism - Shows X-Ray Face StyleBase radius of 3 units; Height of 2 unitsFilename: Oct_PrismFigure Five – Hollow CylinderBase radius of 2.5 meters ; Height of 4 metersFilename: CylinderFigure Six – Square Pyramid IDimensions Base 6’ x 6’; Height of 5’Filename: SqPyr_IFigure Seven - Square Pyramid IIBase 6’ x 6’ ; Slant Height of 5’Filename: SqPyr_IIFigure Eight – Rectangular Pyramid with textured surfacesDimensions 6’ x 3’; Height of 5’Filename: Rec_PyrColor A – Sketchy Crosshatch WavyColor B – Metal Steel Texturedopen baseFigure Nine - ConeBase radius of 2.5 m; Height of 4 mFilename: ConeRed – lateral surfaceFigure Ten - SphereRadius 1 meterFilename: SphereFigure Eleven - TorusDimensions are not givenFilename: Torus