NC Science Olympiad
2015 Write It, Do It
Division: B - Middle School and C- High School
Essential Standard: Science Processes and Inquiry Skills
Event Rules: See Science Olympiad Coaches Manual
National Event Page: Write It, Do It

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, magnets, beads, 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.

Event Resources:
Sample scoresheet and model 1
Sample scoresheet and model 2
See the 2009 State Event and Scoring Sheet
2008 Coaches Institute Presentation
2007 Coaches Institute Presentation
Games for teaching Write It, Do It
2007 Write It Do It Rubric
2007 Write It Do It Sample

Photo widi What not to do. Using the words to make a diagram is against the rules.
Video

The writers- observing the model and working on their descriptions

The doers- reading their partner's descriptions and trying to recreate the model


 
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