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Ch 41: 6th-8th Grade Geometry: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

Utilize the online video lessons in this Polyhedrons and Geometric Solids chapter to teach your 6th - 8th grade students to recognize the characteristics of polyhedrons and to identify various geometric shapes. Your students can demonstrate their knowledge of the material by taking the lesson quizzes.

6th-8th Grade Geometry: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

The fun and informative video lessons in the Polyhedrons and Geometric Solids chapter are designed to teach your 6th - 8th grade students how to illustrate geometric solids such as cones and prisms. After watching these lessons, your students might understand how to calculate the area and volume of spheres, cylinders and other geometric shapes. Give the lesson quizzes to gauge their retention.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics and Examples Students are taught to identify the straight edges and vertices of polyhedrons.
Types of Polyhedrons Instructors teach students to identify cubes, toroids and pyramids.
Counting Faces, Edges and Vertices of Polyhedrons Students learn techniques for counting the faces and edges of polyhedrons.
Front, Side and Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures This lesson teaches students to create two-dimensional figures by slicing three-dimensional figures.
Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures Instructors explain how to count nets of 3-dimensional figures.
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example This lesson defines polyhedrons and provides examples.
What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types Students are taught to identify octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron.
Prisms: Definition, Area and Volume Instructors teach students to calculate the surface area of prisms.
Pyramids: Definition, Area and Volume Students learn to calculate a pyramid's volume.
What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area and Volume In this lesson, students define and illustrate cylinders.
Cones: Definition, Area and Volume Students learn to find the lateral area of a cone.
Spheres: Definition, Area and Volume This lesson teaches students to illustrate spheres, and students provide examples.

11 Lessons in Chapter 41: 6th-8th Grade Geometry: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

1. What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to identify a polyhedron when you see one. You will also be able to tell your friends what the distinguishing identifying factor of a polyhedron is.

Types of Polyhedrons

2. Types of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to identify polyhedrons and you will become familiar with the common types of polyhedrons found in the world. You will also see real-world examples of polyhedrons in action.

Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

3. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

4. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

5. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

6. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

8. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

9. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

10. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

11. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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