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

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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


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