Minecraft Education Edition: Beeswax (Build With Bees!)

Explore beehive architecture with tessellation

Students learn how bees make and use wax, then they explore tessellation and perimeter-to-area ratios to find out why bees build hexagons.

This lesson will enable students to:

  • Describe how bees make beeswax
  • List bee and human uses for wax
  • Defend hexagons as the most efficient shape for bees to use


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Science Topics
Technology Topics
Video Games
Math Topics
Geometry, Patterning & Sequencing, Ratios, Rates & Percents
Bees & Wasps
K-6, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
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* Beeswax! What do the experts think?
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