The National Science Bowl (NSB) created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1991, is a highly competitive science academic event which students, particularly higher achieving middle schoolers and high schoolers are involved in. Science Bowl consists of many science and mathematical problems which students study often to be prepared and to solve the equations. Schools from all around the world participate in this event, and from each school in tournaments, 5 dedicated students, one dedicated alternate student, and dedicated coach(s) will be participating in the tournament. The group of students do certain math and science activities which they can achieve fame and prizes in, like shown in the picture above. There are 2 different teams, the academic team (a team that solves problems), and the car team (a team that builds cars to compete). 8-10 people are in the academic team, and 4-6 people are in the car team. The scholars also travel to many different places to play in the different tournaments. Aaroh, a student in Science Bowl, says, “To practice for upcoming competitions, we study sets of problems to understand the concept better.” Students in Science Bowl practice twice a week for about an hour each practice, which the members are expected to attend to. He also says, “Science Bowl is like science jeopardy, but harder.” They have to use buzzers to answer questions instead of having a plain old written test. Science Bowl also designs and builds a model car to race against other schools within our region. Currently, according to research by recent studies, it is proven that by the beginning of 2019 for Science Bowl, there will be 9,000 high school students and 4,500 middle school students, which is a huge amount of people. Daniel Wright’s team is amazing, and we should root for them. They are the former regional championship champions. Good luck and GO DW!!
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