Lesson Plan

3-D Scavenger Hunt

Explore 3-D shapes with your students and help them identify and talk about the relevant attributes of three-dimensional shapes, all while using real-world examples! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or alongside the Shape Models lesson.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shape Models lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shape Models lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the attributes of 3-D shapes.

Language

Students will be able to describe 3-D shapes in real-world context using vocabulary cards and small groups for support.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Hold up a Kleenex box and a cut-out of a two-dimensional (2-D) rectangle (or draw one on the board).
  • Ask students to think-pair-share which object is a 2-D shape and which object is a three-dimensional (3-D) shape with an elbow partner.
  • Allow a few students to share out their ideas.
  • Explain to the students that today they will learn how to identify 3-D shapes, like the tissue box, and the attributes, or characteristics, that go along with each shape!