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Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl

The Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl provides an opportunity for students to develop science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in a non-classroom setting.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Golden Field Office and NREL sponsor the competition every year.

2020 Competition

The next Colorado competition will take place in March 2020. The final date, time, and location will be posted in the fall of 2019. This is an all-day event and all participants will receive a free T-shirt and lunch.

The winning team receives an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Bowl sponsored by DOE's Office of Science. The National Science Bowl takes place in Washington D.C.

Who Can Participate

Teams consist of up to five students (four members and an alternative) and a teacher or other adult coach. All students must be currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades at their team's high school. Each school can register up to two teams.

What To Study

Science bowl questions cover a variety of topics including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, earth and space sciences, and energy. DOE's Office of Science provides all national and regional science bowl questions. Sample questions can be found on DOE's National Science Bowl website.

What Is the Science Bowl?

The path to the National Science Bowl starts with over 60 regional competitions throughout the United States, like the one in Colorado.

Watch this video from the 2019 Colorado High School Science Bowl. Text version.

This fun, fast-paced academic tournament tests the brainpower of high school student teams on science and math topics. The science bowl allows Colorado's top student teams to face-off in a timed, question and answer format to test students' knowledge in a range of science disciplines.

Watch winners reflect on their high school science bowl experience in this video.

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