Shapes: 2D, 3D, and All Around Me

Shapes: 2D, 3D, and All Around Me
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  • Shapes - 2D
  • Shapes in Architechture
  • Shapes - 3D
  • Shapes are all around us! We draw with them, build with them, and see them in everyday things.  Let find out what makes each shape unique.
  • What's up with bubbles?
  • Today we are going to visit a famous piece of architecture right here on campus! The Class of 1945 Library was designed by Louis Kahn and is known for it's dramatic circular openings which reveal the many other shapes within.  
  • <> Symmetry <>
  • Now that we've seen 2D shapes in action, lets see what happens when we add a third dimension! Real world objects are not flat, as they appear on paper, but are solid and have depth (an inside) to them.  Lets see if we can spot some familiar 2D shapes that come together as the faces of new 3D shapes!
  • Cloud Gazing
  • Have you ever seen a bubble with corners? What if the bubble wands were square?  Lets experiment and see what happens!  Why do you think we got the results we did? What do we know about the properties of a sphere?
  • Just as the objects in this scene are symmetrical (same on both sides), many shapes also have lines of symmetry.  Some have several lines of symmetry, some have only one, others may have none.  Can you find the lines of symmetry in the objects around you? Do you use symmetry when you draw or build?
  • So far we have been discussing geometric shapes and their properties.  BUT, did you know that not all shapes have specific properties or follow set rules for their design.  These shapes are freeform/organic.  Let's take a gaze up at the sky and see if we can find some organic shapes! I think I see a flying duck!
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