January 23, 2016
A Competition Like No Other
Science Bowl is a rapid-fire, daylong competition in which high school students answer questions from a wide range of science and math disciplines. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the DOE’s National Science Bowl in Washington D.C.
Form your team
Four of the team's five players compete at any one time--regardless of which player has been designated as the alternate. During the intermission or between matches, the coach can substitute a player.
How to enter
What to study
How to play the game
Each 16-minute match has a two-minute intermission. Questions are read aloud by a moderator. Any player can buzz in to answer a "toss up" question. Points are awarded for a correct answer, and the team can then answer a bonus question. At the end of the match, the team with the most points wins. Ames Lab and ISU scientists and staff serve as judges, moderators, timekeepers and scorekeepers.
Trophies are awarded to the top three teams, with each player receiving an individual award.
The winning team advances to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.