Science Bowl Resources

The NOBCChE National Science Bowl has long been recognized as a platform that celebrates scientific excellence and fosters a spirit of healthy competition among bright minds from all corners of the globe. It is a unique opportunity for students to come together and push the boundaries of knowledge. 

What To Expect 

Prepare yourself for two days filled with intense intellectual challenges and exhilarating rounds of questions. This year, we have curated an array of fascinating scientific disciplines that will put your knowledge and problem-solving skills to the test. Be ready to explore the wonders of science through physical and life science, engineering, and mathematics.

Competition Categories:

  1. Physics and Astronomy 
  2. Biology and Life Sciences
  3. Chemistry and Material Sciences 
  4. Mathematics
  5. Black History: Leaders in STEM

Team Formation
Gather your team of science enthusiasts and register for the Science Bowl to showcase your collective brilliance. Teams can consist of students from the same school or a mix of participants from different educational institutions.

Study Materials
Competing Science Bowl teams will receive comprehensive study materials covering various scientific disciplines. These resources will equip you with the knowledge and insights necessary to excel in the Science Bowl. For sample questions, click the link below. 

Highschool Sample Questions  |  Middle School Sample Questions   

Prizes and Recognition
The top-performing teams and individuals will receive national NOBCChE recognition as the brightest minds of 2024, an honorary NOBCChE Nex-Gen membership for each team member, and an invitation to the 2024 NOBCChE National Conference where students can represent their skills in a rematch against the runner-ups.

For more information on the 2024 NOBCChE National Science Bowl, click here to view the Science Bowl Overview. 

How to Sign Up
To register a team for the NOBCChE National Science Bowl, complete the Science Bowl Interest Form below to receive scheduled informational sessions and deadlines for recruiting and registration. You can find more details on the NOBCChE Science Bowl registration Page

Science Bowl FAQs

What is the National NOBCChE Science Bowl?

The NOBCChE National Science Bowl is an academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school teams compete in a past-faced competition being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy, and math.

How many players do I need to form a team?

Teams must have 4 players and 1 coach to classify as a competing team. The Junior Division will consist of teams made up of 7th, 8th, and/or 9th graders. The Senior Division will consist of teams made up of 10th, 11th, and/or 12th graders.

How do I sign up my team for the National NOBCChE Science Bowl?

You can sign up your team by completing the Science Bowl Interest Form to receive scheduled informational sessions on the 2024 Science Bowl structure, rules and regulations, and registration and recruitment deadlines.

How do we prepare for the National NOBCChE Science Bowl?

Each competing team will receive resources and materials to help prepare and build a successful team.

Are there sample questions?

Yes, click below to view sample study questions for a Science Bowl competition. Highschool Sample Questions | Middle School Sample Questions

Are travel expenses to Greensboro, NC covered by NOBCChE or by the participating team?

Traveling teams must raise the funds to cover travel expenses to and from the National Science Bowl. Event transportation and meals will be arranged and provided by NOBCChE for the duration of the event.

What events take place during the NOBCChE Science Bowl?

Competing teams from all over the country will travel to Greensboro, NC to compete for the national title. Throughout the duration of the event, students will get a chance to participate in educational workshops and events planned around competition hours.

Any other questions? 

Contact the NOBCChE K12 Coordinator at [email protected]

Science Bowl Practice Kit - High School