Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?

Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life science lesson on behavioral adaptations or insects, or to your math lesson on polygons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have your class view this at home as homework and answer the Think questions on paper to turn in during your geometry unit
Pros

  • Fascinating content that can be used in a life science or math setting
  • Website allows you to customize the review questions and add related material links to those already provided
  • A memorable enrichment for Common Core State Standards in geometry
Cons

  • None
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