Argonne National Laboratory

Science Bowl Competition
Science Bowl, a competition like no other! Regional champions of the Academic Science Bowl win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

Have you ever dreamed of winning Jeopardy and hearing the crowd erupt with excitement? The Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl challenges young students who are passionate about science and engineering to show off their talents in the academic competition. 

Students 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. The winner of the academic portion of the Regional Science Bowl wins an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the National Science Bowl.

Thinking about starting a team? The Science Bowl is a challenging fast paced competition for students who are interested in learning more about STEM or excel in the classroom. For coaches, the prospect of preparing and selecting a successful team may be overwhelming. Listed below are tools and information you can use to help with the process.

Coach's Resources

2018 Science Bowl Winners

2017 Science Superbowl: Junior High students compete to win the Illinois Regional Science Bowl

Daniel Wright Junior High students head to Nationals in D.C. after taking home 1st place at the Department of Energy's 2017 Regional Middle School Science Bowl held at Argonne National Laboratory.

About the National Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage excellence in science and mathematics. Since its inception, the National Science Bowl has become one of the nation’s largest science competitions, with over 250,000 participants over the past 25 years.