Math & Beyond

# 3D Shapes in Real Life

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 1 Introduction 2 What are solid shapes? 3 Cones in Real Life 4 Pyramid in Real Life 5 Cube in Real Life 6 Cuboid in Real Life 7 Sphere in Real Life 8 Hemisphere in Real Life 9 Cylinder in Real Life 10 Summary 11 FAQs

23 October 2020

## Introduction

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.

## What are solid shapes?

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

• 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.

## 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.

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