Making Cross Sections of a Sphere

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ExplorationGRADES 6-8


Describe cross-sectional views of three-dimensional figures.

Making Cross Sections of a Sphere

Create different types of cross sections by slicing a sphere with a plane.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

List the possible shapes of a cross section of a sphere.

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Open-ended question 2

Do you agree with the following statement? Why or why not? Every cross section of a sphere has the same area.

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