biology tessellations

lesson of a honeybee

m.randall

with the use of tessellations?

- review three types of polygons (triangles, squares, and hexagons)
- students will draw a grouping of 6 hexagons.
- students will load clarisworks (mac) and follow the steps of "making tessellations in color."
- students will use hexagons instead of rectangles as a figure to draw.

**observations:**

- make several rows (5 or more) of polygons in the procedure.
- how does a honeycomb resemble this tessellation?
- how can the honeybee show randomness in building the honeycombs of a beehive?

** conclusions:
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