Exploring Cross-Sections

Exploring Cross-Sections

Explore the Effects of Slicing Through Solids

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Explore the Effects of Slicing Through Solids

Cuts through buildings result in views called cross sections. Cross sections are used to show the details and structure of the inside of a building. (A floor plan is actually a slice through a building made a few feet above the ground.)

This cross section of the Pantheon shows the dome inside the building.

Look at the cross section of the pyramid.

  • Where do you think the cut for the pyramid was made? Explain.

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