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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. 

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. (2022 List – 2023 Coming Soon)


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 and these supplies (Coming Soon).

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.

Common Mistakes:




Event Resources:

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

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