Math & Beyond

3D Shapes in Real Life

22nd Oct '20258 views1 mins read

23 October 2020                

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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

solid shapes


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

Cone Shapes


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

Pyramid Shapes


Cube in Real Life

Here are some examples of cubes in daily life:

  • Dice

  • Rubik’s Cube

  • Ice and sugar cube

  • Building blocks

  • Boxes

Cube Shape


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

Cuboid Shape


Sphere in Real Life

Here are some examples of spheres in daily life:

  • Ball

  • Planets

  • Sun

  • Moon

  • Stars

  • Orange

  • Marbles

  • Eyeball

  • Christmas tree decorations

Sphere Shape

 


Hemisphere in Real Life

Here are some examples of spheres in daily life:

  • Bowls

  • Human brain

  • Headphones

  • Igloo

  • Domes in architecture

Hemisphere


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

Cylinder Shape


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.


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