Try this at home
Great scientific discoveries aren’t always born in hi-tech laboratories. Many discoveries were made in unexpected places using everyday materials. The next great scientific discovery could be made in your home. Here are some home-based D.I.Y. science experiments to get you started on your journey of discovery.
DIY Science Experiments
No fancy or expensive equipment needed. Enjoy home-based science experiment using everyday home items!
Please perform all experiments with adult supervision.
You will need
What to do
Flatten one end of the straw. Cut the corners of the flattened end of the straw so that it has a ‘V-shape’. Place the V-shape in your mouth and blow through the straw.
What to look out for
The straw will produce a trumpet-like sound. When you blow through the straw the V-shaped cuts will vibrate, producing the sound you heard. Change the length of the straw by cutting it shorter. This will change the pitch of the sound produced.