Engineer a Vortex Powered Jellyfish

Design and build a model jellyfish that can create a vortex current and cause sinking objects to rise to the top of a body of water.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • plastic or paper cup
  • hot glue
  • dowel
  • string
  • bottle cap
Testing Station
  • tub
  • water

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require complex motor skills, understanding of abstract concepts, or unusual materials to build.