Colossal squid teaching resource

Meet the colossal squid – eyes the size of soccer balls and awesome, rotating tentacle hooks.

  • Learning areas and strands Science
  • Suitable for ECE – year 13
  • Te Whāriki Exploration

Meet the colossal squid – eyes the size of soccer balls and awesome, rotating tentacle hooks.

The resource

From the deep waters of Antarctica to star attraction at Te Papa, the colossal squid has been on a long and incredible journey.

The resource includes:

  • in-depth information about the anatomy of the colossal squid

  • the story of the deep waters of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica and the toothfish that colossal squid feed on

  • videos of the capture, thawing, and examination of Te Papa’s colossal squid, caught on ‘squid cam’

  • a build-your-own-squid online game.

Visit The Colossal Squid resource