Basic
Solids:
There are five basic solids, actually first discovered by the ancient
Greeks. Plato drew and wrote about these solids and hence they are also
known as Platonic solids. According to the number of their sides they
are called different names:
Four faces  Tetrahedron 4 corners 6 edges
Six sides  Hexahedron ( hexahedron is also called the cube derived
fron Greek word for a gambling dice) 8 12
Eight sides  Octahedron 6 12
Twelve sides  dodecahedron and 20 30
Twenty sides  Icosahedron 12 30
The interesting factor about these solids are the fact that similar
ones can be stacked one next to another without leaving any gap to form
close packing. We can also combine two or more of these solids to get
a few more interesting shapes.
Form
and pattern are sections that will be completed as part of the event
on 7th, 8th and 9th of September.
