D.I.Y Science – Make your own Pet Squid

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

This episode shows students how to make their own pet squid that can dive.

It is best suited to Years 7 and 8 Physics students and senior Chemistry and Physics students who are learning about pressure, density and buoyancy.

D.I.Y SCIENCE: Make your own Pet Squid

Use your understanding of pressure and density to design your own pet squid.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

What you’ll need:

1 x pair of scissors
1 x pen lid
1 x balloon
1 x Blu-Tac piece
1 x elastic/rubber band
1 x cup of water
1 x PET bottle full of water, with closed cap

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Years: 7, 8

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional – Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion