# Platonic Solids A Platonic Solid is a 3D shape where:

• each face is the same regular polygon
• the same number of polygons meet at each vertex (corner)

### Example: the Cube is a Platonic Solid each face is the same-sized square 3 squares meet at each corner

There are only five platonic solids.

## The Platonic Solids

For each solid we have two printable nets (with and without tabs). You can make models with them!

Print them on a piece of card, cut them out, tape the edges, and you will have your own platonic solids. Tetrahedron 3 triangles meet at each vertex 4 Faces 4 Vertices 6 Edges Tetrahedron Net Tetrahedron Net (with tabs) Spin a Tetrahedron Cube 3 squares meet at each vertex 6 Faces 8 Vertices 12 Edges Cube Net Cube Net (with tabs) Spin a Cube Octahedron 4 triangles meet at each vertex 8 Faces 6 Vertices 12 Edges Octahedron Net Octahedron Net (with tabs) Spin an Octahedron Dodecahedron 3 pentagons meet at each vertex 12 Faces 20 Vertices 30 Edges Dodecahedron Net Dodecahedron Net (with tabs) Spin a Dodecahedron Icosahedron 5 triangles meet at each vertex 20 Faces 12 Vertices 30 Edges Icosahedron Net Icosahedron Net (with tabs) Spin an Icosahedron