Geometrical Shapes

2nd grade geometrical shapes play an important role to understand the basic shapes we come across in our everyday life.

Some basic shapes in geometry are shown so, that kid’s can recognize, understand and learn the shapes that helps them to practice the different geometrical worksheet on shapes.

In geometry, there are many geometrical shapes such as Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Circle, Cuboid, Cube, Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, Prism etc.

Geometrical shapes are the shapes which represent different forms of objects based on their dimensions. Some shapes are known as two-dimensional shapes (2-D) and some shapes are known as three-dimensional shapes (3-D).

There are two kinds of shapes. Plane Shapes and Solid Shapes.

Plane shapes are also known as two dimensional shapes (2-D).

I. Plane Shapes:



A plane figure has only one face.

Plane Figure



A solid figure has many faces.

Solid Figure

Face of a plane figure is given below. The face has sides. The sides meet at the corners.

Face, Sides and Corners of a Plane Figure

Some examples of plane figures are triangle, square, circle, rectangle etc.


Description of Plane Figures:

It is a triangle.

A triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners.

It is a square.

A square has 4 sides and 4 corners.

All the sides of a square are equal.

It is a rectangle.

A rectangle has 4 sides and 4 corners.

The opposite sides of a rectangle are equal.

It is a circle.

A circle has no corner. It is a closed curve.


II. Solid Shapes:

We see a variety of shapes in objects. Objects mostly have one or more geometrical shapes like the following.

geometrical shapes for kids,geometrical shapes

These types of shapes are called three dimensional (3-D) shaped solids. All these geometrical shapes have faces. We have learned about faces like triangular faces, rectangular face, square face and circular face. All these faces are flat but some are curved. The cylinder, sphere, cone etc. have curved faces.

Cuboid:

The faces of a cuboid are either rectangular or square. Thus, a cuboid has all 6 faces flat.


Edges and Corners of Cuboid:

Edges and Corners of Cuboid
geometrical shapes

  1. This is a cuboid.
  2. A cuboid has 6 rectangular faces.
  3. It has 12 edges.
  4. It has 8 corners.

A cuboid is a solid shape with 6 faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.

Opposite faces and opposite edges of a cuboid are equal.

Brick, eraser, match box, almirah etc. are the examples of cuboidal.


Note: If a pencil is run along the edge of a cuboid, we get a rectangle.


● Cube:

All the faces of a cube are flat. So a cube has flat faces.


Edges and Corners of Cube:

Edges and Corners of Cube
shapes

  1. This is a cube.
  2. A cuboid has 6 square faces.
  3. It has 12 edges.
  4. It has 8 corners.

A cube is a solid shape with 6 faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.

Dice, ice-cubes, sugar-cube etc. are cubical objects.


Note: If a pencil is run along the edge of  a cube, we get a square.

A square has all the four sides equal.

So, all the faces of a  cube are equal to each other.


So, what is the difference between a cube and a cuboid?

The only difference from the cuboid is that all its faces and edges are equal.

All the faces of a cuboid need not be equal to each other.

But if they are, then the cuboid will be known as a cube.


● Sphere:

A sphere has one face and this face is curved. Thus, a sphere has a curved faces.


Surface of Sphere:

Surface of Sphere

Sphere has only 1 face. It has no vertex and no edge.

solid circle

  1. This is a sphere.
  2. It has no flat faces.
  3. It has only a curved face.
  4. It has no corners.


A sphere is a solid shape with 0 edges and 0 vertices.

Ball, marble, beads etc. are the examples of spherical objects.


Do you know the earth we live in is a sphere?

Globe


● Cylinder:

A cylinder has three faces. If a cylinder stands erect, its bottom face and top face are like circles. The bottom and top faces of a cylinder are flat. The third face is a curved face.


Surface of Cylinder:

Surface of Cylinder

A cylinder has 3 faces (2 plane and 1 curved), 2 edges and no vertex.


  1. This is a cylinder.
  2. A cylinder has 2 flat faces.
  3. It has 1 curved face.
  4. It has no corners and no edges.

A cylinder is a solid shape with curved face, 2 flat faces and 0 vertices.

Gas cylinder, test-tube, pipe etc. are the examples of cylindrical objects.


Note: If a pencil is run along the flat face of a cylinder, we get a circle.


Cone:

A cone has two faces. One is curved and the other is circular and flat.


Surface and Corner of Cone:

Surface and Corner of Cone

A cone has 2 faces (1 plane and 1 curved), 1 vertex and 1 edge.

image of cone

  1. This is a cone. 
  2.  A cone has 1 flat face and 1 curved face. 
  3.  It has 1 corner.


A cone is a solid shape with 1 curved face and 1 flat face.

It has 1 vertex.

Carrot, radish, clown's cap etc. are the examples of conical objects.


Prism

A prism has five faces. Three faces are rectangular and two faces are triangular. All the five faces are flat.

coloring prism



Notes:

Children should themselves find out from the surroundings different objects having different geometrical shapes.


We see many objects in our surroundings. These objects in our surroundings have the shape of any one or combination of many of the solids which are given below.


A Tomato Looks Like a Sphere.

A Tomato Looks Like a Sphere

A Dice Looks Like a Cube.

A Dice Looks Like a Cube



A Can Looks Like a Cylinder.

A Can Looks Like a Cylinder



A Book Looks Like a Cuboid.

A Book Looks Like a Cuboid


A Carrot Looks Like a Cone.

A Carrot Looks Like a Cone



A Mug Looks Like a Cylinder.

A Mug Looks Like a Cylinder

Plane and Curved Surfaces of Geometrical Shapes

We know that some solids have flat surfaces and others have curved surfaces. Surface is the portion of a solid object that we can feel when we touch them. A foot ball has a curved surface.

The book has plane or flat surface.

Solids with curved surfaces can roll or slide.

Solids with flat surfaces do not roll.


In geometry we term the faces of any object as surfaces. We can touch and see the surface of an object.

There are two kinds of surfaces.

(i) Flat or plane surface

(ii) Curved surface

(i) Flat or plane surface:

Objects having the shape of a cuboid, cube or prism have plane surfaces. The surface of paper, top of a table or box etc. are plane surfaces.

Flat or Plane Surface
Flat or Plane Surface

A book has a flat surface.

A eraser has a flat surface.


(ii) Curved surface:

Objects having the shapes of sphere or unplained surface of a cylinder have curved surfaces. The surface of a football, cricket ball, round bottle, orange, grapes, mango etc. are curved surfaces.



Curved Surface
Curved Surface

Log has a curved surface.

Football has a curved surface.

Spatial - relationship:

If an object is in its standard position, it has its top, bottom and sides as indicated in the following:

Spatial relationship

The uppermost portion of an object is called its top.


The lowermost portion of an object is called its bottom.

We may place any article on the top but now below the bottom of an object.

We can put something inside a vessel, box, almirah, etc. In a bucket we can store water or some other liquid. Inside a box we place our clothes. On a tray we can have fruits or vegetables.

Thus, in any vessel, box, almirah, refrigerator etc. there is empty place inside, where we can put some objects. There may be other articles inside.


SOLIDS GEOMETRICAL SHAPES WHICH CAN ROLL OR SLIDE:

Look at this Road Roller.

What is the shape of its front wheel?

Oh! Yes it is like a cylinder.

How does it move on the road?

It rolls on the road.

So, a cylinder can roll.

It has a curved face and circular ends.

Cylinder - Road Roller

Push a ball on a smooth floor.

How does it move?

Yes it also rolls.

So a sphere can also roll.

A sphere is also of circular shape.

Push a Ball

Let us put our book on the smooth tabletop.

Will it also roll?

No, it will not roll. It has flat faces.

Book on the Table

You enjoy playing on a slide in your school ground.

What will happen to a solid cube, if you place it on the top of the slide?

Will it slide or roll?

It will slide.

Its faces are flat.

Cube on the Top of the Slide

Put a ball on top of the slide.

Does it slide?

Yes it will slide.

It will roll also.

Ball on the Top of the Slide

Geometrical Solids which have curved or circular faces, roll when moved.

Solids, which have only flat faces, slide on moving.


ROLLING DOWN A SLOPE

Cube: If a cube is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?

A Cube is Placed on a Slight Slope

No, it will not because a cube has a flat face.


Cuboid: If a cuboid is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?

A Cuboid is Placed on a Slight Slope

No, it will not because a cuboid has a flat face.


Sphere: If a sphere is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?

A Sphere is Placed on a Slight Slope

Yes, it will! This is because a sphere has a curved face.


Cylinder: If a cylinder is placed on its side on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?

A Cylinder is Placed on a Slight Slope

Yes, it will! This is because it rolls down on its curved face.

What if a cylinder is made to stand on its flat face? Will it still roll down?

A Cylinder is Made to Stand on its Flat Face

No, it will not! This is because it stands on a flat face.


Cone: If a cone is placed on its curved face on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?

A Cone is Placed on a Slight Slope

Yes! It will roll down on its curved face. See what happens to the cone after some time. Does it stop after some time?


Note: Solid objects with curved faces can roll down a slope. Solid objects with flat faces cannot roll down a slope.


Questions and Answers on Geometrical Shapes:

1. Write F for the objects which has flat surface and C for curved surface.

Flat and Curved Surface

Answer:

(i) C

(ii) F

(iii) C

(iv) F

(v) C

(vi) C

(vii) F

(viii) C


2. Complete the table.

Basic Geometrical Shapes

Answer:

2. Cube:

Number of Corners - 8

Number of Edges - 12

Number of Faces: 6


Cuboid:

Number of Corners - 8

Number of Edges - 12

Number of Faces: 6


Cylinder:

Number of Corners - 0

Number of Edges - 0

Number of Faces: 3


Cone:

Number of Corners - 1

Number of Edges - 0

Number of Faces: 2


3. What will you get if you run a pencil along the edge of the following objects?

(i) A coin      

__________

(ii) A book

__________

(iii) A dice

__________

(iv) A bangle

__________


Answer:

3. (i) circle

(ii) rectangle

(iii) square

(iv) circle


4. Count and colour the shapes.

(i)

Count and Colour the Geometrical Shapes

(ii)

Count and Colour the Shapes

(a) Circles       __________

(b) Cones        __________

(c) Rectangles __________

(d) Squares     __________

(e) Triangles    __________

(a) Circles       __________

(b) Cones        __________

(c) Cylinder     __________

(d) Rectangles __________

(e) Squares     __________


Answer:

4. (i) (a) Circles: 6

(b) Cones: 1

(c) Rectangles: 2

(d) Squares: 4

(e) Triangles: 2


(ii) (a) Circles: 4

(b) Cones: 2

(c) Cylinder: 1

(d) Rectangles: 4

(e) Squares: 3


5. Fill in the blanks.

(i) A rectangle has _____ sides.

(ii) A cuboid has _____ vertices.

(iii) A triangle has _____ corners.

(iv) A cube has _____ edges.

(v) A circle has _____ vertices.

(vi) A sphere has _____ face.


Answer:

5. (i) 4

(ii) 8

(iii) 3

(iv) 12

(v) 0

(vi) 0


6. If a pencil is run along the

(i) edge of a cube, we get a __________ .

(ii) edge of a cuboid, we get a __________ .

(iii) flat surface of a cylinder, we get a __________ .

(iv) flat surface of a cone, we get a __________ .


Answer:

6. (i) rectangle

(ii) square

(iii) circle

(iv) circle


7. Ring the solid figures that will not roll down if placed on a slight slope.

(i) Cylinder

(ii) Cuboid

(iii) Cone

(iv) Cube

(v) Sphere


Answer:

7. (ii) Cuboid

(iv) Cube


8. Name the shapes which have the following:

(i) No edge

(ii) Six square faces

(iii) No vertices

(iv) Three faces

(v) One edge

(vi) Eight vertices

_______________

_______________

_______________

_______________

_______________

_______________

Answer:

8. (i) Sphere

(ii) Cube

(iii) Cylinder / Sphere

(iv) Cylinder

(v) Cone

(vi) Cuboid / Cube

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