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The Hexagon and Honey Bee in Design and Engineering

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Design +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Exploring the hexagon in design and engineering, using the honey bee as a model.

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Honey Bee Hexagons_8

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Honey Bee Hexagons_12

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Hexagonal covered box

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Cup and saucer

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Side chair

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Vase

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Candlestick

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Ornament

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Fragment

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Tea Canister

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Weights

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Soccer Ball

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Opal

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