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Make Music with Singing Glasses

Explore the physics of sound as you make music using wine glasses in this family STEM activity.

Make Music with Singing Glasses / Weekly Family STEM activity

Have you ever run your finger along the top of a glass and heard a sound? In this week's family science activity, explore the science behind this process and find out how to use the science involved to make a range of sounds!

What causes a sound to occur when you run your finger along the top of a wine glass? Experiment to find out how friction is involved and how varying the size, shape, or amount of water in a glass may change the resulting sound. The following Science Buddies activity on the Scientific American website has all the information you need to do this fun activity with your students at home: Singing Glasses.

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