Visitors of all ages selected a pattern to trace. When the underlying structure is traced, the giraffe, cracked mud, turtle shell and dragonfly wing all result in similar voronoi patterns. When you compare to the bubbles you can see the similarity there as well.
Paola headed to Nature Nights to present math connections to Bee Genetics. Drones have one parent: a Queen, and Queens have two: a Drone and a Queen. When we make the family tree….SURPRISE! Fibonacci Numbers! Participants made their own Bee, tessellated butterflies and used the model to see how the bee genetics relates to Fibonacci’s rabbit problem.