Platonic Solids

Platonic Solid Tetrahedron Popsicle Sticks DYI

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A tetrahedron is one of the platonic solids with four triangular faces, six edges, and four vertices. It is also called a triangular pyramid. Recall that pyramids are named according to the shape of their bases. The base of the tetrahedron is a triangle.

This project is good for math displays, math centers for your classroom, home decors, or table display in your office.

Materials:

  1. Popsicle sticks – about 12 pieces.
  2. Glue – either hot glue or wood tacky glue

Procedure:

Step 1. Connect two Popsicle sticks at an angle using a glue.

Connect two sticks at an angle

Step 2. Make six pairs of sticks. These sticks serves as the six edges of the tetrahedron.

The edges

Step 3. Glue the edges to form a triangle.

  

Step 4. Make two triangles.

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Step 5. You will need two triangles and one edge.

Two triangles and one edge
Two triangular faces and an edge.

Step 6. Connect two triangles and the edges.

Connect two triangles

Step 7. This the tetrahedron made out of Popsicle sticks.

A tetrahedron

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