Get in on the Action: The Colorado High School Science Bowl (Text Version)

Below is the text version of the video Get in on the Action: The Colorado High School Science Bowl.

[The video opens with sounds of heartbeats in the background as scenes transition of students participating in past Colorado Regional High School Science Bowls.] 

[“Ding”—a past Science Bowl student buzzes in to respond to a question, and a moderator announces, “That is correct.”]

[Music plays over scenes from past Science Bowls, and the following text appears: Triumph. Glory. Exhilaration.]

Off-screen narration: Get in on the action by joining the Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl.

This fun, fast-paced academic tournament tests the brainpower of student teams on topics such as science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM.

Created by the U.S. Department of Energy, teams of up to five students and one coach compete in an exciting competition covering a variety of questions.

Ben Simonds, a High School Science Bowl coach from Colorado Early College Inverness: I decided to become a high school science bowl coach because I was the captain of my high school science bowl team. It was a great learning experience and a fun competition. To see them grow and thrive and make friends and have that team aspect has been the most rewarding part of my career.

Off-screen narration: While there is only one winner, each participating team gains valuable experience in collaboration, problem-solving, and self-discipline while also expanding their knowledge on STEM topics.

Emily Freed, a past High School Science Bowl participant and volunteer and current NREL employee: Science bowl as a participant was over 20 years ago for me, but I remember that it was actually a lot of fun. Some of my teammates are still some of my closest friends. It also helped me learn how to deal with sometimes slightly higher-pressure situations, which is a really valuable life skill to have.

Off-screen narration: Through this competition, the Department of Energy is working to engage and prepare the next generation of diverse scientists and engineers for future STEM careers.

A 2019 student participant: We didn’t make it to the elimination rounds, but it was still really cool meeting new people who are interested in the same kind of stuff that I’m interested in. I think it’s a really cool opportunity for anyone interested in STEM.

Another 2019 student participant: It’s really fun and exciting, and it just helps you with other classes and just having fun in general.

Off-screen narration: Want to experience the thrill of the High School Science Bowl? Visit NREL.gov to learn more about upcoming opportunities and access resources for creating a team.

[Colorado High School Science Bowl banner appears with “Visit NREL.gov/about/science-bowl to learn more” and the DOE and NREL logos.]