Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

BLOSSOMS - Why the Honeycomb of Beehives Has a Hexagonal Shape (English Subtitles)

Teacher: Fatma Al-Qatani
Presenter: Amjad Al Nour

Summary: Beavers are generally known as the engineers of the animal world. In fact the beaver is MIT's mascot!  But honeybees might be better engineers than beavers!  And in this lesson involving geometry in interesting ways, you'll see why!  Honeybees, over time, have optimized the design of their beehives.  Mathematicians can do no better.

Comments (7)

Section 1

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:00:05

Section 2

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:01:38

Section 3

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:03:21

Section 4

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:04:53

Section 5

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:07:46

Section 6

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:12:57

Teacher Guide

Posted over 2 years by blossomsvideos 00:23:42

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

Category: Education | Updated 5 days ago

Created
May 24, 2012 17:18
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
2175 times

More from Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

Acquiring free visual content from Creative Commons

Acquiring free visual content from ...

Added 1 year ago | 00:01:31 | 180 views

BLOSSOMS - Wind and Sand

BLOSSOMS - Wind and Sand

Added almost 5 years ago | 00:47:35 | 16077 views

BLOSSOMS - How Mosquitoes Fly in Rain

BLOSSOMS - How Mosquitoes Fly in Rain

Added almost 2 years ago | 00:23:49 | 896 views |

The goal of the Blossoms initiative

The goal of the Blossoms initiative

Added 1 year ago | 00:00:49 | 168 views

The Monty Hall Problem or How to Outsmart a Game Show and Win a Car

The Monty Hall Problem or How to Ou...

Added 1 year ago | 00:19:41 | 432 views |

BLOSSOMS - The Magic Picture: Steganography in Bitmap Files (English subtitles)

BLOSSOMS - The Magic Picture: Stega...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:26:11 | 3449 views