# Properties of Solid Shapes Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tawnya Eash

Tawnya has a master's degree in early childhood education and teaches all subjects at an elementary school.

Do you need a great lesson for teaching solid figures? Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the properties and examples of solid figures. Students will watch a video lesson, go on a solid shapes scavenger hunt and complete a solid shape identification activity.

## Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

• identify solid figures.
• name solid figures according to their properties.
• name solid figures in the environment.

## Time Length

40 minutes to 1 hour

## Common Core Curriculum Standard

• CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.1

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).

## Materials

• Computer and projector for video lesson
• Solid Figures
• Rectangular prism (book)
• Cube (Rubik's Cube)
• Cone (party hat)
• Pyramid (paperweight or make a pyramid with Legos)
• Sphere (dodgeball or globe)
• Cylinder (can)
• Paper
• Pencils
• Pictures of real-life objects representing solid figures (about 10)
• Lesson quiz (may be taken on computers or printed out as worksheet)

## Lesson Instructions

### Video Lesson

• Show students the video lesson Solid Figures: Definition, Properties & Examples.
• Pause the video at 2:42 to discuss examples of solid figures you brought.
• Hold up examples of solid figures you have collected. Have the class identify each solid figure. List or name properties that determine the name of each solid figure.
• Example: A cube is made of six square faces that are all the same size.
• Continue the video lesson so students can see examples of solid figures all around them.
• After the video lesson, point out a few more objects in the classroom that are solid figures, being sure to emphasize the height, depth, and width.

### Activity: Scavenger Hunt

• Invite students to go on a scavenger hunt in the classroom (broaden to other areas if possible).
• Allow students to work in partners or small groups to see how many solid figures they can find in the classroom in five minutes.
• Students will take a sheet of paper with them to list the objects. Remind students they must be able to explain the name and properties of each solid figure.
• Example: A laptop is a solid figure because it has depth, height, and width. It is a rectangular prism because each face is rectangle.
• Observe and help students as needed.
• Ask students to share their findings.

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