Platonic Solids

Platonic solids have a beautiful, yet simple geometric elegance to them, that should inspire the creative side of any student.







What is a Platonic Solid?

A Platonic Solid is a three dimensional figure that has all faces composed of congruent, regular polygons. And each vertex has the same number of faces meeting at it.

It is this shapes geometric perfection that makes it so appealing to designers and all who enjoy geometric art.

Explore them.

Please click on any of the images below, to get more detailed information on each of the platonic solids.

The method of naming of these solids is similar to the method used in naming polygons, but it is derived from the number of faces on the shape.

Cube

Dodecahedron

Icosahedron

Octahedron

Tetrahedron

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