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Geometry Nets - Square Prisms

A square is a three dimensional shape with six rectangular shaped sides, at least two of which are squares.  All of its angles are right angles.  It can also be called a cuboid.

A cube and a square prism are both special types of a rectangular prism.  Keep in mind, a square is just a special type of rectangle!

Explore the square prism by cutting out the geometry net, folding it and gluing the tabs.

 

Rectangular Prism where two of the dimensions have the same measurement
(also known as a square prism)

 

Square Prism - Plain:  you can trace this onto decorative paper or decorate it as you see fit

 

Square Prism - cute faces:   (color)   or   (B&W)

Holiday Square Prisms:

Square Prism - Christmas: (color)   or   (B&W)
Square Prism - Valentine's Day: (color)   or   (B&W)

 

Rectangular Prism where all three dimensions have the same measurement
(also known as a cube)

 

Cube - Plain:  you can trace this onto decorative paper (scrapbooking paper works well) or decorate it as you see fit

 

Cube - cute faces:   (color)   or   (B&W)

Holiday Cubes:

Cube - Christmas:

(color)   or   (B&W)

Cube - Valentine's Day: (color)   or   (B&W)


 

Square Prism characteristics:

  • a type of prism (a three dimensional shape where the cross-section indicates the type of prism -- so a triangular prism would have a triangular cross-section, a rectangular prism would have a rectangular cross-section, a square prism would have a square cross-section and so on).  "Cross-section" is just a fancy way of saying slicing the object like you would a loaf of bread -- each "slice" of a prism is identical.
     
  • opposite sides are parallelograms (the shapes opposite each other are identical)
     
  • 6 Faces
  • 8 Vertices
  • 12 Edges

 

 

Square Prism formulas:

Surface Area of a square prism = 2 (width x length) + 2(width x height) + 2(length x height)

Volume of a square prism = length x width x height




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