DIY: Bottled Jellyfish
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NOON DAY SCIENCE GUN
A fun under the sea themed hands-on activity where we make a floating jellyfish while discovering the dangers of pollution and why it is important to keep the oceans clean.
The bottled jellyfish is very easy to create but it also teaches us an important lesson. Why do you think we’ve used plastic to create a Jellyfish? That is because when we pollute our oceans, the plastic floating about resembles jellyfish and we’re not the only ones who think so.
More than two-thirds of the world’s fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion, while 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs. So many more animals are severely affected by plastic in our oceans. Therefore it’s important to reuse and recycle our plastic waste.
What you will need for BOTTLED JELLYFISH
● 500ml water bottle
● A pair of scissors
● Food Colouring (blue)
Step 1: Clean bottle and remove wrapper
Step 2: Add water into the bottle using a funnel (optional)
Step 3: Add 2 – 3 drops of blue food colouring
Step 4: For the jellyfish, blow the balloon up small enough to fit through the mouth of the bottle. Secure the end with a knot.
Step 5: Tie the strings around the knot of the balloon, to mimic the tentacles of the jellyfish
Step 6: Push the balloon and stings into the mouth of the bottle.
Step 7: Tilt bottle upside down and up again to make your jellyfish swim