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Middle School National Science Bowl (NSB)
|Sponsored by US Department of Energy, Office of Science|
|Contact:||National Science Bowl |
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585
|Description:||The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl (NSB) is a nationwide academic competition for middle and high school students that tests knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. It was created in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in those fields. |
The middle school competition includes two types of competitions: an academic mathematics and science competition, and a model car race. In the academic competition, teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format and are tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, energy, and mathematics. The model car competition provides the students with hands-on science and engineering experiences in which teams design, build, and race their battery-powered model cars.
Teams of diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. Teams of homeschooled students will be considered to belong to a school as long as they are part of an official homeschool association. All students on a homeschooled team must live within the geographic boundaries of the teamís assigned regional event.
All teams first compete in regional competitions, and the regional championship teams then compete at the national event. Coaches are responsible for registering their team online for the regional competition. Registrations are based on the location of the school. To find a schoolís regional location and regional event information, visit the website at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/middle-school/middle-school-regionals/.
|Eligibility:||Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)|
|Award(s):||Regional winners are invited to attend the national event and will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title. The winning team receives a trophy and the national title of the champions of the Middle School National Science Bowl in either the Academic or Electric Car Competition.|
|Deadline(s):||Regional competition dates vary. See the website for specific dates. The national competition will take place April 24 through 28, 2014.|
|Content Area(s):||Mathematics, Science|
Themes and Skills:
|Critical Thinking, Information Literacy|