3D Shapes Resources

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Cones in Different Settings
Cones in Different Settings
Worksheet
Cones in Different Settings
Challenge your students to identify cones and categorize objects with this geometry resource! This exercise will give your third graders practice recognizing the characteristics of a cone and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Cylinders in Different Settings
Cylinders in Different Settings
Worksheet
Cylinders in Different Settings
Use this geometry exercise with your third graders to practice recognizing the characteristics of a cylinder and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape. For an added challenge, see just how many different shapes your students can name!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Cylinder Shape
Cylinder Shape
Worksheet
Cylinder Shape
A cylinder is a 3-D shape that appears in many everyday things. Help your child learn about cylinders by identifying the shape in her surroundings.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Prisms and Spheres
Prisms and Spheres
Worksheet
Prisms and Spheres
Did you know there are geometric shapes all around you? Help your young learner get to know his 3D shapes with this worksheet on prisms and spheres.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Characteristics of Cylinders
Characteristics of Cylinders
Worksheet
Characteristics of Cylinders
What makes a cylinder a cylinder? How does it compare to a cube or cone? Use this great geometry resource with your students to practice identifying the characteristics of a cylinder and comparing them to other three-dimensional shapes.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Square Block
Square Block
Worksheet
Square Block
This tangram-inspired activity is a great way to help introduce young ones to geometric shapes!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Magical Movement
Magical Movement
Lesson Plan
Magical Movement
It’s magic! In this lesson, students will “magically” move shapes together to form new shapes. Clay and toothpicks equal hands-on fun! Tangram challenges are provided for those students who need that little extra challenge.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Rectangular Block
Rectangular Block
Worksheet
Rectangular Block
Create your very own 3D shape blocks with this fun activity that combines shape recognition and puzzle solving.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Spot the Spheres
Spot the Spheres
Worksheet
Spot the Spheres
Spheres are all around us—basketballs, globes, even the planet Earth! Help your students develop an understanding of this 3-D shape by identifying spheres in pictures and in real life.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Glossary: Outer Space Shapes
Glossary: Outer Space Shapes
Worksheet
Glossary: Outer Space Shapes
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Outer Space Shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Worksheet
Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Teach your first grader about this common shape with this worksheet that asks him to circle the everyday things shaped like rectangular prisms.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Where are the Rectangular Prisms?
Where are the Rectangular Prisms?
Worksheet
Where are the Rectangular Prisms?
Where are all the rectangular prisms? With this worksheet, they are in the classroom! Your second graders will have fun identifying all the rectangular prisms in a picture of a classroom.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Outer Space Shapes
Vocabulary Cards: Outer Space Shapes
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Outer Space Shapes
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Outer Space Shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Spheres in Different Settings
Spheres in Different Settings
Worksheet
Spheres in Different Settings
Spheres are all around! Use this exercise with your students to practice recognizing the characteristics of a sphere and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape in a variety of settings.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Rectangular Prism Hunt
Rectangular Prism Hunt
Worksheet
Rectangular Prism Hunt
Look closely and you will find… rectangular prisms! Help students recognize this 3-D shape while examining a kitchen scene.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Make an Origami Hat
Make an Origami Hat
Worksheet
Make an Origami Hat
Looking for a paper puzzle to challenge your chld's folding skills? When he finishes this printable he will have a paper hat that's ready to put on!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Everyday Spheres
Everyday Spheres
Worksheet
Everyday Spheres
Spheres are all around us—from home to school and in between! Have your students search for real-life spheres around them with this fun geometry activity that will deepen their understanding of this ubiquitous shape.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Craft a Simple Stick Sled
Craft a Simple Stick Sled
Activity
Craft a Simple Stick Sled
Reuse old cardboard boxes and popsicle sticks to create a miniature sled that is perfect for pretend play with dolls or action figures.
Kindergarten
Math
Activity
Candy Corn Candy Holder
Candy Corn Candy Holder
Activity
Candy Corn Candy Holder
Big bags hold a lot of candy, but they're hard to tote around. Have your kid construct a candy corn candy holder perfect for carrying a few lightweight treats.
1st grade
Math
Activity

3D Shapes Resources

3D shapes are solid objects that have three dimensions. These dimensions are length, width, and height. While 2D shapes are flat, 3D shapes objects that have depth to them. A soccer ball is a 3D shape, also known as a sphere, while a circle on a piece of paper is a 2D shape. To learn more about the different names and properties of 3D shapes, see our resources below.

Get Started With 3D Shapes

3D shapes can be complicated to work with at first because they have strange names and properties that are different from the familiar 2D shapes. We’ve put together a list of some properties of common 3D shapes and common equations that can be used when working with 3D shapes.

3D ShapePropertiesVolumeSurface Area
SphereIt has no edges or vertices (corners)
It has one surface
It is perfectly symmetrical
All points on the surface are the same distance "r" from the center
43 × π × r34 × π × r2
CylinderIt has a flat base and a flat top
The base is the same as the top
It has one curved side
π × r2 × h 2 × π × r × (r + h)
ConeIt has a flat base
It has one curved side
13 × π × r2 × hπ × r × (r + s)
CubeIt has 6 Faces, each with 4 edges (and is a square)
It has 12 Edges
It has 8 Vertices (corner points), each is where 3 edges meet
(edge length)36 × (edge length)2
Triangular PrismIt has identical ends (triangles) and flat faces
It has the same cross section all along its length
Base area × length2 × base area + base perimeter × length

Now that you have a list of some of the common 3D shapes, dive into our resources to learn how to apply these shapes and other, or move on to our volume page to learn how to calculate how much area these 3D shapes take up.