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Bees: honeycomb art

Make a tissue paper stained glass window in hexagon shapes, arranged like a honeycomb.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Characteristics of Living Things (grade K)
Life Science: Needs of Living Things (grade 1)
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
Lessons activity is in: 
  • hexagons of tissue paper, many colours, about 20 per student (use template)
  • letter sized pieces of contact paper with one corner pre-peeled, one per student
  • tape

Remove the backing from the contact paper and tape it, sticky side up, to the table in front of a student.
Students stick hexagons of tissue paper to the contact paper, arranged as a honeycomb (or not).

It can be hung in a window as "stained-glass" art.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City