Platonic SolidsIdentify the names, nets and features of the five regular polyhedra. 
This is level 1: name the five platonic solids (regular polyhedra).
Here are the names to choose from: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron.
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❎Level 1  Name the five platonic solids (regular polyhedra)
Level 2  Match the nets to the shapes
Level 3  Count the number of faces on each solid
Level 4  Count the number of vertices on each solid
Level 5  Count the number of edges on each solid
Level 6  Discover Euler's Formula
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A threedimensional solid shape with flat polygonal faces, straight edges, and sharp vertices.
A special type of polyhedron where all faces are identical regular polygons, all vertices have the same number of faces meeting, and all edges are the same length. There are five types: Tetrahedron, Cube, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, and Icosahedron.
A twodimensional layout of the faces of a polyhedron, arranged so that when folded along the edges, it forms the corresponding 3D shape.
The flat surface of a polyhedron, typically a polygon, that forms one of its sides.
The point where two or more edges of a polyhedron meet.
The straight line where two faces of a polyhedron meet, connecting two vertices.
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