Block Kids

Our NAWIC Chapter #96 sponsors a FREE program for elementary school children (grades 1st-6th) to learn about the construction industry. The students, working independently in each grade group, use 100 Lego-like building blocks, string, cardboard, one rock, and foil to build something related to the construction industry (no people or animals). All materials are provided. After the projects are built, the students discuss their projects with the judges, who are local construction business people, owners, engineers, and architects. Monetary prizes are awarded to winners in each grade and overall winners. The student who wins first place overall will have their project go on for judging at the regional level and potentially national level.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Hodgson Vo-Tech High School

Registration has closed for 2023.

2020 Block Kids Winner: Harrison White, 6th Grade, John Bassett Moore Intermediate School

Harrison built a Solar Powered Ocean Tidier (SPOT). It is a totally solar-powered crane that travels to the ocean floor and picks up trash & debris from the ocean. SPOT will run continuously, searching for trash in the ocean and will automatically sort trash from recyclables which will be separated on the vessel. This structure/machine has GPS tracking and will be used by oceanographers, researchers as well as the military.