A hexagon on a blue background.

Math in Nature Part 7: Hexagons in Nature

Middle - Secondary

Sophie Penner

Sophie Penner

About the author

Sophie creates educational videos at Pinnguaq and is interested in math, English, and history. She enjoys creating videos, writing, and spending time in nature. Currently, she is in 12th grade at the Virtual Learning Centre.

Part 7 investigates hexagons and why and where they appear in nature. Students can experiment with bubbles and see how a bubble uses the least material to cover a surface to improve understanding. The video explains some surface tension and air mass physics to force a bubble into a specific shape.

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