3D shapes from 2D drawings

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Nets are used to make almost all forms of card packaging, ranging from simple cereal boxes to display boxes with clear polymer ‘windows’, to display stands. In this activity children consider how 3D packaging may be made from a 2D net, then make card models of a pyramid and a cube from nets. They may combine learning about nets with learning about wheels and axels to go on to make the base and body for a vehicle made from card.

This activity has been provided by the IET, (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

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