What Are Some Things That Are Shaped Like a Hexagon?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 6:58:44 AM ET

Hexagons occur in nature in many places, such as the interlocking cells of a beehive and the crystals of a snowflake. Turtle shells are often covered with hexagonal markings. The Giant's Causeway in Scotland is a geographical feature composed of 40,000 hexagonal columns of basalt. Hexagons are commonly used for tiles, paving stones and other wall and floor coverings, while solar panels are often made up of hexagonal grids.