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Girls and Boys Building Competition by NAWIC

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free

BLOCK KIDS introduces children to design and construction careers during a hands-on event that uses their creative thinking and reasoning skills.

During this one-day event presented by the Kansas City chapter of National Association of Women in Construction, students in grades 1-6 start with a tool kit of 90 interlocking blocks, 1 piece of string, 1 piece of aluminum foil and 1 piece of construction paper and then spend 45 minutes creating a “mini-model” of a “commercial” structure of their own imagination. The creative process is followed by a brief consultation with a local industry volunteer (aka “Building Inspector”), who talks to the student about the project and the process of thinking and making. In these conversations, students are judged on their oral presentation, clarity of purpose, for a chance to advance to regional competition.

The event is free, but space is limited to 100 participants. See more details and register here: http://www.kcnawic.org/block-kids.html

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.kcnawic.org/block-kids.html

Other

Audience
Elementary Students
STEM Focus
Architecture & Design, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Venue

The Builders Association Training Center
105 W. 12th Avenue
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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