Expo Features Simple Machines for Kids

Golden Pond School will take over the parking lot of Whole Foods Market in Ashburn for its Simple Machines Expo on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Golden Pond School, a private preschool and kindergarten in Ashburn, is hosting the free event. Owners Kathie and Stephen Burrell said the expo will bring the school’s simple machines private kindergarten curriculum to life.

Young attendees can experiment with an array of simple machines, including a catapult, wheel and axle, pulley, balance board, inclined plane, and balance scale. The expo will also invite kids to peel their own apple snack with a simple machine, and take part in wheelbarrow and shopping cart relays.

The Simple Machines Expo is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and geared toward children ages 2 to 8. Whole Foods Market is at 19800 Belmont Chase Drive. More details can be found at goldenpondschool.com.

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