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Game changers and change makers—The beehive

Help us create a beehive
Help us create a beehive, one of the key themes in this year’s Game changers and change makers program. Explore the mathematics of a hexagon and a range of other shapes.

Vist the Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Learn space, pick up a template, a length of wool and some pegs to construct your very own shape to add to our evolving beehive.

Did you know?
Have you ever wondered why bees use hexagons in the construction of their hives? Hexagons are very useful shapes—they are one of only three shapes (along with triangles and squares) that can be placed together without leaving spaces between them, making them structurally strong.