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Rainbow Xylophone Music Experiment

This is an easy-on-the eyes project that creates a great, interactive Xylophone that’s a lot of fun to play with!

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What You’ll Need: 

  • Glasses
  • Spoon (wooden or metal)
  • Food coloring

1. Fill each glass with gradually increasing amounts of water.

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2. Color the water in rainbow colors using food coloring.

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3. Gently tap each glass with a wooden stick!

Things to Think About:

  • What happens when you hit the side of the glass? The top?
  • How does water level affect the sound?
  • Explore color theory by mixing the different colors!
  • What happens when you dip paper towels into the glasses?

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