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National Science Week at Geelong Gallery
11 August 2018 @ 10:00 am – 19 August 2018 @ 5:00 pmFree
See the Gallery’s collection in a new and stimulating way by engaging with a special trail of STEM-themed labels and activities during National Science Week.
The theme of this year’s school program—Game changers and change makers—will be applied to select collection works on display, providing Learning experiences for students from various levels.
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.
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