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The Beauty of Mathematics!!!. Painting with Numbers: Mathematical Patterns fundamental to Nature Why do bees build honeycombs with hexagons? How do plant growth obey mathematical rules? How many seeds in apples? Math and music?

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The Beauty of Mathematics!!!

Painting with Numbers:

Mathematical Patterns fundamental to Nature

Why do bees build honeycombs with hexagons?

How do plant growth obey mathematical rules?

How many seeds in apples?

Math and music?

Activity: counting petals on flower!

Belgian Lace for Bridal Veil

native flowers of belgium
Native Flowers of Belgium

Having mild and humid climate, horticulture is the highest value sector for Belgian Agriculture with the turn over of $1.6 billion whereas flower and potted plant industry valued $240 million annually. Being the world's largest producer of Azaleas and Bagonia, Belgium also grows the flowers like, Roses, Flowers Grown from Bulbs, Chrysanthemums, Freesias, Gerberas, Bluebells, Clivia and Delhaize.

Lilies, Colorful Roses, Sunflowers, Orchids, Gerberas, Chrysanthemums and Daisy are some of the flowers which are passionately liked by Belgians for the gift purposes on various occasions.

a million begonias
A Million Begonias



science herbal medicine
ScienceHerbal Medicine

The Common Red Poppy is the national flower of Belgium. Growing in fields and waste places, these beautiful flowers are mildly analgesic and sedative, and have long been used in European herbal medicine, particularly for ailments in children and the elderly. Used chiefly as a mild pain reliever and as a treatment for irritable coughs, Red Poppy also reduces nervous over activity

Brussels Sprouts: Disease fighting cabbage family! High in Fiber and Vitamin C

Key element of Brussels Heritage

Built for Expo 58 (1958 World Fair)

The story of the Atomium is, above all, one of love, the love that the Belgians have for an extraordinary structure symbolizing a frame of mind that wittily combines aesthetic daring with technical mastery. The appearance of the Atomium is unusual and unforgettable. It has a rare quality of lifting everyone’s spirits and firing their imagination.

Diane Hennebert, 2008.

iron molecule magnified 150 billion times
Iron Molecule magnified 150 billion times

“Dare to dream of a better future on a human scale"

Atomium's philosophy

party chemistry party periodic table party
Party! Chemistry Party! Periodic Table Party!
  • Spheres = Atoms
  • Carbon Goes Wild!
Cells gone wrong: cancer
  • The human body contains millions of cells, if these aren’t happy, people can get cancer.
  • presentations/games/info on cells, cancer and scientists
Belgian Recipes: Chocolate mousse
  • For 6 people:
  • Ingredients:
  • -3 eggs
  • -180 g sugar
  • 250 g milk or dark chocolate
  • 500ml whipped cream
  • Preparation:
  • Combine the eggs and sugar in a pot, heat gently (no more than 36 degrees Celsius). Beat until foam appears. Melt the chocolate au-bain-marie (not directly on the stove, but placing a smaller pan with the chocolate in a bigger pan containing water), mix the chocolate with the foamy egg mass. Beat the whipped cream until firm, and add to the chocolate mixture. Leave in the refridgerator overnight until mixture is firm.
Belgian Recipes: Belgian Endives
  • Website with more recipe and information on Belgian endives:
  • For 4 people:
  • Ingredients:
  • -8 whole heads Belgian Endives
  • -8 slices of Black Forest ham
  • 4 table spoons vegetable oil
  • 2 table spoons flour
  • ½ cup grated mild cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Preparation:
  • Remove the end of each Belgian endive, and remove the outer leaves. Saute the belgian endives lighlty in a frying pan. Add a bit of water, leave on stove for 20 minutes.
  • Mix oil with flour in a separate pan, stir until lightly brown. Add salt and papper and nutmeg to taste, add in cheese and blend until cheese is melted. Wrap each endive in a slice of Black Forest ham. Place the sauteed Belgian Endives in an ovenproof casserole. Cover with cheese sauce and place in a 350° F oven for about 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and brown. You may brown it under the broiler for a minute or two if you wish. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.
Other References
  • 1) Chocolate:
  • 2) Lace
  • 3)Diamonds and facets
  • Diamond Math:
  • Practice site