National Science Bowl

Message from US Dept of Energy

National Event:  April 30 – May 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.


Compete in a tournament style program answering buzzer-based questions as teams in head-to-head matches against other teams. The team with the highest score moves on to the next round.


Scores for each round are calculated based on the number of correct questions submitted in each round. The team with the higher score moves on. For a complete set of evaluation criteria visit the competition website.

Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Regional Event Information
Date: 01/25/2020
Maximum Number of Teams: 24
Maximum Number of Teams per School: 3
Registration Fee: N/A
Hosted by: Sandia National Laboratories


 Team Approval Process:
A school can register up to three teams, Team 1 (first registered team), Team 2 (second registered team), and Team 3 (third registered team). Teams will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date/time stamp when their registrations were submitted, with first registered teams taking precedence over second registered teams, and second registered teams taking precedence over third registered teams, with the goal of as many different schools participating as possible.

  • Eligible first registered teams will be approved to participate as soon as possible after registration.

  • Beginning 5 weeks prior to the event and space permitting, second registered teams will be approved to participate.

  • Beginning 3 weeks prior to the event and space permitting, third registered teams will be approved to participate.


Competition Location:
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, California 94551


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