This past August, Smarty Pants made his annual appearance on the WGN-TV Morning News “Back to School” fest. Teaming with Chicago favorite Marcus Leshock, Smarty showed viewers a small peek at how the amazing “Mousetrap Machine” comes together at the end of the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly.
Are you an elementary school in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan or Wisconsin looking to book an amazing science assembly for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year?
The Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly has been visiting schools since 2008, and we present our show in over 75 elementary schools every year!
One thing PTA and PTO parents, and principals always mention is their difficulty in finding quality assemblies to book for their school. Sure you can see photos and videos on a website, but wouldn’t it be nice to meet the presenters in person and learn more about the assembly first-hand?
On Wednesday September 16th, parents and educators are invited to meet Smarty Pants and the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly at the Premier Showcase, an event designed to pair up assemblies with interested school representatives. There will be over 50 educational assemblies represented and the costs are minimal to attend (and include lunch!)
As a parent myself, I know how difficult it can be to find the right assembly program for your elementary school. A program might look good online, but wouldn’t it be better to meet the assembly presenter in person and see them live on stage?
This fall, Smarty Pants and the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly will be attending two Chicago area assembly showcases.
These are events open to parents, teachers, and educators looking for quality assemblies for the 2015-2016 school year. You’ll be able to meet Smarty Pants in person, learn more about the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly, and see an excerpt of the show presented live on stage:
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Showcase – August 26th 2015
The Mousetrap Machine Science Show is based out of Park Ridge, IL, but back when Miss Dena and I lived in Lincoln Square, we visited the Old Town School of Folk Music often (we even took a swing dancing class there before our wedding!)
More than just a folk music center, the Old Town School serves as the cultural heart of Lincoln Square, offering classes in every conceivable genre of music as well as regular concerts and live performances.
In addition to evening shows, the Old Town School also hosts performances for school field trips. In October, 2014, Smarty Pants was honored to be invited to perform the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly for over 250 local elementary school students from the Chicago area.
During the Mousetrap Machine Show, students learned how five simple machines work – both separately and combined into more advanced machines. The students were very energetic and enthusiastic about seeing the show, and afterwards one class requested a group photo with all of the show’s amazing balloon machines. How could I refuse!?
The Mousetrap Machine Science Show is often performed at schools as an assembly, but we can also present the show in your local theatre or cultural arts center. For more information, drop us a line through our contact page!
Smarty Pants and Miss Dena recently performed their popular Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly for a sold out audience at the Winnetka Community House. The show was promoted as a “Back to School” performance where students and parents could learn about simple machines before the new ’14-15 school year even started. Talk about getting a jump on the science curriculum!
The performance was covered by the staff of the Winnetka Current, who recently ran a feature about the science show.
Want to see a sneak peek of the entire Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly before booking it for your elementary school?
Smarty Pants will be presenting the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly at the Winnetka Community House on August 31st, 2014 at 4 pm. You can see the entire show as a “try before you buy” preview – I’m confident once you see this amazing science assembly, you’ll agree it’s a must have for your 2014-2015 assembly bookings at your school.
Tickets are on sale to the general public, but as a member of any PTO/PTA or parent organization, you (and up to six guests!) can get in FREE using the promotional code COMP on the ticket link here:
Smarty Pants and Miss Dena are currently on “summer vacation” – that means we’re primarily doing our Big Balloon Show in public libraries and park districts, but we did recently receive one last “school assembly review sheet” in the mail last week.
Joan Puidak, Assistant Principal of the Hilltop Elementary School in McHenry, IL had a lot of kind words about our Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly. Check out what she had to say below: