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.