Views and Nets of Solids


a net is a flat pattern or plan which, when cut out and folded, will make a solid figure.

solids can be viewed from top and bottom, front and back and the sides.

isometric graph paper can be used to draw views of three dimensional objects.

Key Skills

  • draw a net to represent different solids such as cubes, prisms and pyramids
  • recognise solids from different views and nets.
  • draw solids on isometric paper.
Vocabulary three-dimensional, cross sectionprismcuboid, rectangular prismcube, triangular prismpyramidconecylindersphere,net, isometric.