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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.

Clarifications:  Here is the list of possible building supplies that should be collected by the builder.

Description:

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.

Materials:

Team members must bring a writing instrument.

Event Leaders will provide paper to write on, the object, and corresponding sets of materials.

Scoring:

High Score wins. Points are earned for correct connections, placement, color, etc. Ties will be broken by shortest construction phase.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

None

Event Resources:

Write It, Do It 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 Rules)

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Fun English Games

Media:

None