Almost each and everything around us can be considered a 3D shape. These objects surround our daily lives. A lot of times, they go unnoticed. This blog aims to talk about all the different 3D objects around us, their shapes, and their uses and applications.

In mathematics, we study 3-dimensional objects in the concept of solids and try to apply them in real life.

We will now learn about each 3D shape in detail.

3D shapes are classified into several categories.

Here is a downloadable PDF of Introduction to 3-Dimensional Shapes

Introduction to 3-Dimensional Shapes

Here is a PDF that described the introduction to 3-Dimensional shapes and various categories with an explanation along with examples. Click the link below to explore in the form of a PDF.

Any object that occupies space is called a solid shape or 3-dimensional object. The phrase 3-dimensional is justified by each object having 3 dimensions: length, width, and height. Some examples of solid shapes are:

Cone

Pyramid

Cube

Cuboid

Sphere

Hemisphere

Cylinder

Prism

Cones in Real Life

Here are some examples of cones in daily life:

Ice cream cone

Funnel

Christmas tree

Traffic cone

Waffle cone

Megaphone

Party hat

Volcano

Pyramid in Real Life

Here are some examples of pyramids in daily life:

Pyramids of Giza

In Architecture, on top of clock towers.

Roofs of houses

On acupressure objects

Cube in Real Life

Here are some examples of cubes in daily life:

Dice

Rubik’s Cube

Ice and sugar cube

Building blocks

Boxes

Cuboid in Real Life

Here are some examples of cuboids in daily life:

The lunch box

Cubicles

Shoebox

Book

Carton boxes

Bricks

Mattresses

Cabinet

Microwave or Oven

Fridge

Mobile Phone

Washing machine

Sphere in Real Life

Here are some examples of spheres in daily life:

Ball

Planets

Sun

Moon

Stars

Orange

Marbles

Eyeball

Christmas tree decorations

Hemisphere in Real Life

Here are some examples of spheres in daily life:

Bowls

Human brain

Headphones

Igloo

Domes in architecture

Cylinder in Real Life

Here are some examples of cylinders in daily life:

Pipes

Beaker

Cold drink cans

Battery

Water tanks

Gas cylinder

Candle

Fire extinguisher

Test tube

Summary

This blog talks about how different solid shapes surround us every day. Each and everything around us is a solid shape. The laptop, phone, or tablet you are reading this on is a solid shape. Similarly, the chair, bench, or couch you are sitting on is also a 3D shape. Look around and see what different shapes are around you. Here, we have only covered the basic shapes; other shapes are unique and different, like the shape of a computer mouse.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are solid shapes?

Shapes that occupy space are solid shapes or 3D shapes.

What are the different solid shapes?

The different types of solid shapes are:

Cone

Pyramid

Cube

Cuboid

Sphere

Hemisphere

Cylinder

Prism

Where do we see spheres in real life?

Here are some examples of spheres in daily life:

Ball

Planets

Sun

Moon

Stars

Orange

Marbles

Eyeball

Christmas tree decorations

Where do we see cylinders in real life?

Here are some examples of cylinders in daily life:

Pipes

Beaker

Cold drink cans

Battery

Water tanks

Gas cylinder

Candle

Fire extinguisher

Test tube

What is the difference between solid and flat shapes?

Solid shapes have 3 dimensions, whereas plane figures have only 2 dimensions.

Are humans solid?

The human body appears to be solid. However, there are fluids and gases inside the body, so although we seem to be solid, we combine multiple states of matter.