Science experiment: Bottle flute

Science experiment: Bottle flute

Making music does not have to be a terribly noisy experience. Making music with these glass bottles can actually be quite pleasant. Give it a go and see if you can make a tune to impress.

What you need:

  • 2 (or more) glass bottles
  • water

Number of players:


Fill the glass bottles with different amounts of water, without filling any to the top.

Blow gently across the top of the bottle so that you can hear a note.

Now blow gently across all of the bottles. They should all make different notes. Why?
Because blowing air inside the bottle makes the water vibrate, creating the note.

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