The annual NH NAWIC Block Kids Event was held at the Christa McAuliffe School in Concord NH last Friday. There was a total of eleven energetic third graders who participated in this years event! All children received hard hats, certificates and goodie bags. The top three winners also recieved prizes!
Our winner was a third grade student that built a site consisting of a crane, foot bridge and office building. The foil base represented the site. The rock with the string was being moved by the crane to create a beach. The foil roofed office building had a worker (complete with a hardhat) and computer inside that ran the crane. He had the crane operator over in the building because he could see better and it was safer.
The top view reveals how the student made the waterway by tearing away the foil; the bridge was a foot bridge (under construction) to allow the office workers to cross the waterway on the site. The student felt the bridge would be used after the construction project as well. The rocks were to stabilize the soil so the bridge and crane was protected and he could build a nice beach at the end. The student created the rocks as an afterthought to make sure we understood what he was doing with the rocks. He used the extra foil (balled up) and kept the real rock tied to the string on the crane. His build evolved throughout the entire time of the competition. He started with the crane, went onto the office building and then utilized the rest of the materials (legos) to create the bridge...with the full story behind it!
Please click here to see photos of the winning construction related Lego creation!
To learn more about the national Block Kids competition and what is involved - click HERE.