Science BowlThe 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.
Click here to download the National Science Bowl Rules SCIENCE BOWL RULESFollow this link to the Southwest PA Regional Science Bowl homepage http://www.swpasciencebowl.com/index.html
IMS Science Bowl Club 2019-20
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 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-answer format, being tested on a range of disciplines including Life Science, Physical Science, General Science, Earth science, Energy, and Math.
Each year at IMS, the Science Bowl club forms in the Fall. All interested students are welcome to be part of the Science Bowl Club and participate in the practice sessions during the year. However, not all club members will compete at the Science Bowl regional tournament.
Students who are interested in joining the club will go through two preliminary rounds of testing. In the first round, students will take a paper/pencil test to quiz their knowledge in the content that Science Bowl covers. In the second round, students go “head-to-head” against several other students in the quiz bowl format that is used at the Science Bowl. This tests both their content knowledge and their competition performance. Results of this preliminary testing help group students into practice squads.
Places on the competition teams are determined by the combined score from preliminary testing rounds, and by performance at team practices over the course of several months. Typically, IMS is allowed to register 3 teams of 5 students (4 members plus an alternate) for a total of 15 students who will compete at the regional tournament in late February/early March.
The top five performers will make up competition Team One, the next five make Team Two, and the next five make Team Three. Other club members are welcome to come to the Science Bowl regional tournament as score keepers, assistants and observers, but won’t be registered with the Department of Energy as contestants.
SCIENCE BOWL SCHEDULE 2019-20
Practice is from 3pm – 4pm in IMS ROOM 201. Students must be picked up by 4:15pm!
- Science Bowl Paper Test – Friday - November 15th - Activity Period (Cafeteria)
- Practice - Tuesday – November 19th
- Practice - Tuesday – November 26th
- Practice - Tuesday – December 3rd
- Practice - Tuesday – December 10th
- Practice - Tuesday – December 17th
- Practice - Tuesday – January 7th
- Practice - Tuesday – January 14th
- Practice - Tuesday – January 21st
- Practice - Tuesday – February 4th
- Practice - Tuesday – February 11th
- Practice - Tuesday – February 18th
- Practice - Tuesday – February 25th
- SWPA Regional Science Bowl - Saturday – February 29th from 7:30am to 3:30pm at:
CCAC – South Campus, Bldg. B, West Mifflin, PA
You must provide your own transportation to the Science Bowl CompetitionSCIENCE BOWL Resources and Suggestions for Preparation and Study or click here to download SCIENCE BOWL STUDY RESOURCES
Some of the best resources are the Glossaries in the back of books.
National Science Bowl® resources website http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/middle-school/middle-school-regionals/ms-rules-forms-resources/ms-question-resources/
Franklin, Beedle, & Associates
Jones and Bartlett Learning
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
http://academicearth.org/ -- Courses in a variety of subjects from the world’s top scholars
http://www.khanacademy.org/ -- videos about everything.
http://www.larrygonick.com/ -- Cartoon Guide series
http://quizlet.com/subject/science-bowl/ -- Flash cards
http://www.sciencegems.com/ -- Frank Potter’s science gems is a huge resource categorized by content area and grade level: K – 16.
The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary
A Dictionary of Science (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Handy Science Answer Book, a compilation by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburg
Beyond Numeracy by John Allen Paulos
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor by Harold Jacobs
The Joy of Mathematics by Theoni Pappas
More Joy of Mathematics by Theoni Pappas
The Harper Collins Dictionary of Mathematics
The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics
DOE Energy Literacy guide: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/energy_literacy_1_0_high_res.pdf
Energy For Keeps, Nemzer et al
The NEED Energy Info books - available free at www.need.org
Campbell Biology 9/E – AP edition
Biology 8th edition by Solomon Berg and Martin
Biology by Raven, Johnson, Losos and Singer
Conceptual Physics by Hewitt
Conceptual Physical Science by Hewitt, Suchocki, Hewitt
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. 8th Edition
Universe by Freedman and Kaufman
http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/index.php college chemistry review from purdue
http://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook.html -- chemogenesis is a novel approach to understanding chemical reactivity.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Chemistry -- Wiki books provides a general rundown of chemistry basics
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/glossary.shtml -- a good and complete glossary of chemistry terms
Conceptual Physical Science by Hewitt, Suchocki, Hewitt
Chemistry: The Central Science with MasteringChemistry® (12th Edition) – older editions are great and much less expensive to purchase.
Earth and Space Science
http://www.learnearthscience.com/ (good glossary of earth science terms and interactive quizzes)
http://sciencepage.org/earth.htm (this is a very general site with excellent selected resources – some guidance required for students)
Earth Science (With CD-ROM) by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis Tasa, Publisher: Prentice Hall
Earth Science and the Environment (with EarthScienceNow and InfoTrac) by Graham R. Thompson, Jon Turk, Publisher: Brooks Cole