Simple Machines, They’re Alive!

 The assembly ended by pulling all five simple machines together to catch the mouse!

The assembly ended by pulling all five simple machines together to catch the mouse!

Students at Hometown School were treated to a special assembly this week. Students sat wide-eyed and at attention as Smarty Pants, the star of the Mousetrap Machine made models of five simple machines out of balloons.

Each ballon “machine” really works, wheels on a bicycle turn, levers balance, and pulley systems work and by the end of the show, all the machines work together as one large functioning machine use to catch a mouse.

“The timing of this assembly was perfect since 2nd grade just completed their Simple Machines Unit! Our students were eager to participate which was great to see,”  said second-grade teacher Maripat Coughlan.

The assembly was brought to Hometown thanks to the Hometown School PTA.