Write It, Do It
Division: Div B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment: Science Processes and Writing Skills
Event Rules: See the National Rule Manual. Here is a slide deck explaining the NC changes.
Event Score Sheet: None
National Event Page: Here.
Required Materials: The participant who will be doing the writing must bring a writing utensil and paper. The builder will need the resources listed below.
This is a 2 part event. In the first part, one team member will view a constructed object (k’nex, legos, tinker toys, pipe cleaners, styrofoam bowls, craft supplies, etc) and write a description of how to build it without using any pictures, diagrams, or symbols. The written description will then be given to their teammate who has not seen the object. Given a corresponding set of materials, the team member will then attempt to rebuild the object from the written description.
Team members must bring a writing instrument.
Event Leaders will provide paper to write on, the object, and corresponding sets of materials.
High Score wins. Points are earned for correct connections, placement, color, etc. Ties will be broken by shortest construction phase.