This simple straw pan flute project is a great way for kids to experience and explore sound!
Supplies: 9 straws (or more), scissors, and clear tape
Step one: Line up the straws evenly on the top and tape them securely.
Try different lengths and arrangements. Try creating a double pan flute and hear the harmonies. Talk to your kids about what happens to the sound when the straw is longer or shorter. If you have straws of different widths, what happens to the sound? What if you cut a tiny hole on one of the straws and then cover it an uncover it as you play? Depending on your kid’s age you can talk about anything from music to math to physics. Not too bad for a bunch of straws you had laying around the house, right? 🙂
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