SHILLINGTON, Pa. — A group of middle school students in the Governor Mifflin School District brought home a national award.

The team "Physics Works" won first place in Division 1 in the national Rube Goldberg Machine Building Contest.

According to the contest website, a Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that accomplishes a simple task in a complicated and funny way, and it is based on the "Invention" cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist Rube Goldberg.

You can watch the entire video of the students' winning entry below:

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