Lesson 3: Nets and Structures

Children construct their nets to make 3D shapes to use in the construction of their castles in Lesson 4

Learning Objectives

  • Constructing 3D nets
  • Knowing that a net is what a 3D shape would look like if it were opened out flat
  • Constructing a range of 3D geometric shapes using a net
  • Cutting along the bold lines
  • Folding along the dotted lines
  • Keeping the tabs the correct size Making crisp folded edges
  • Constructing the net using glue to make a geometric shape

Lesson Plan

Creating nets to help construct a 3-D model
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3D shape Nets

Nets and Structures

Creating a net to build a 3-D shape
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