We've all heard of cubes and pyramids, but what about icosahedrons and dodecahedrons? Learn more about platonic solids with this simple activity!
What's Going On?
Platonic solids are 3-dimensional shapes that all have two main characteristics in common.
1) Each face of the solid is the same shape. This shape has to be a regular polygon.
2) The same number of these regular polygons have to meet at each vertex. A vertex is a corner of the solid.
There are five platonic solids: tetrahedrons (made up of triangles), cubes (made up of squares), octahedrons (made up of triangles), dodecahedrons (made up of pentagons), and icosahedrons (made up of triangles).