What’s that sound? Of course, it’s noisy jelly!

You’ll never be able to serve the kids a bowl of jelly in the same way again after reading about this wacky jelly experiment.

Designed as part of a university project by François Azambourg and Clémentine Chambon, Noisy Jelly is a chemistry-based ‘game’ that reveals the wonder of sound waves through setting coloured jellies in different shaped moulds.

Once the jelly is set, the shape is placed on the specially designed game board and by touching the shape, different sounds are activated. The variations between the shapes, their salt concentrations and the distance and the strength of the finger contact on the jelly are detected and transformed into an audio signal. The result is a marvelous jelly symphony!

The designers have put the instructions for creating your own noisy jelly online so start looking for some unusual moulds. Check out the video clip below to see Noisy Jelly in action.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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