Lesson

Strawbees Team

Discover the octahedron, 1 of the 5 Platonic solids that have intrigued mathematicians, architects, and philosophers for thousands of years. Model and build this symmetrical, 3D shape with 8 triangular faces, and find out about real-life examples and uses of this shape.

Geometry

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7-14+

1:00:00

Guide - Platonic Solids

When students go through this lesson in each section, the objectives they will learn are:

**Imagine**– Learn about what makes the properties of the octahedron a Platonic solid.**Build**– Make an octahedron with 8 triangular faces.

Discover the octahedron, 1 of the 5 Platonic solids that have intrigued mathematicians, architects, and philosophers for thousands of years. Model and build this symmetrical, 3D shape with 8 triangular faces, and find out about real-life examples and uses of this shape.