Bees create honeycomb to make honey out of nectar, to store honey andpollen, lay eggs, and to raise larvae into adults. Honeycomb cells are truly multi-purpose spaces.
Developed through collaboration between the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and the Gene Technology Access Centre, this integrated unit of work explores the amazing structures of honeycomb by examining the properties of regular and irregular polygons and polyhedra. In this session, students will solve problems using geometric and algebraic reasoning and construct a giant model beehive.
Suitable for Stages 2–3.
This workshop is part of the Science Festival at the Australian Museum, which brings exciting discoveries and practical science to life with a unique program of hands-on activities, talks and explosive workshops, with a wide coverage of scientific fields and school curriculum links.
When you arrive at the Australian Museum you will find Ellie or one of our event coordinators (in a bright orange shirt) and our lovely volunteers (yellow shirts) waiting to greet you. Please see an event coordinator before going into the Museum for your activity.
For school bookings only. Minimum 15 students. Times subject to change. Check the event timetable here for up to date session times.