Instructional Activity# What's the Cross Section?

Lesson 11. Unit 7. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 11, Unit 7, Grade 7. The goal of this activity is to help visualize cross sections of a three-dimensional object. One way to do this is to cut a solid object and use one or both of the pieces to stamp the resulting cross section onto paper. This helps students see the two-dimensional shape that results from cutting a three-dimensional object. During the launch of this activity, students see a demonstration of cutting a fruit or vegetable and are asked to describe the shape of the cross section.