Honeybees get the concept of symbols as numbers

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Living Things

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Years: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

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We know that bees can understand zero and do basic math. But now a new study shows they may be able to connect symbols to numbers. This interesting article could be used alongside Biological sciences for years 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 to help teach students some important links between maths and science.

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