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Results so far
Try making several oboes of different lengths... what do you notice?
Here's how kids have voted so far:
Pie chart representing percentages at right 42% the sound is higher

26% the sound is deeper

21% the sound is lower


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How's it work?
When you cut the straw, the end now has two flaps, or reeds, like an oboe has. Blowing through the straw makes the reeds flab, or vibrate, and this makes the sound you hear. Longer straws make deeper notes, shorter straws make higher ones.

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kelly and straw oboe Kelly
I cut a whole bunch of straws so I could make different notes.



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