National Science League

Ages:Elementary, Middle School

Type:Exam

Categories:Science, STEM

Scope:National

Contact


cmleague@optonline.net

Students answer questions on a national exam to score points in the National Science League:

  • The Contest for grade 2 consists of 25 questions, for grade 3 and 4, 35 questions.
  • The Contest for grades 5 and 6 consists of 40 questions.
  • The Life Science Contest, the Physical Science Contest, and the two General Science contests each consist of 50 questions.
  • The Earth Science contest, Biology Contest, Chemistry Contest, and Physics Contest each consist of 40 questions.
  • The multiple choice questions which comprise each contest are based on factual knowledge as well as students’ understanding of scientific processes.
  • The time limit for each of the contests is 35 minutes and may be administered comfortably within one class period.

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To Compete you will follow this process:

  • You will download a PDF file of the questions for each Contest you enter.
  • Please duplicate as many copies as you need.
  • Answer keys will be provided.
  • There is no limit to the number of students who may participate.
  • While the Contest contains a few difficult questions requiring creative thought, most of the questions are suitable for the majority of your students.
  • The students are to work independently on the questions.
  • Each test is to be proctored and graded by the school.
  • The top ten indivdual’s names and their scores are to be entered on our website.
  • The sum of these top ten scores is the school’s team score.
  • All schools can view the results on our website.

Exams are scored based on the number of correct responses submitted in the allotted time-period.

Website: https://www.cmleague.com/product-category/nsl/

Managing Organization: Continental Mathematics League, Inc.

Contact:

cmleague@optonline.net

Eligibility:
Grades 2 through 6

Overview

Students answer questions on a national exam to score points in the National Science League:

  • The Contest for grade 2 consists of 25 questions, for grade 3 and 4, 35 questions.
  • The Contest for grades 5 and 6 consists of 40 questions.
  • The Life Science Contest, the Physical Science Contest, and the two General Science contests each consist of 50 questions.
  • The Earth Science contest, Biology Contest, Chemistry Contest, and Physics Contest each consist of 40 questions.
  • The multiple choice questions which comprise each contest are based on factual knowledge as well as students’ understanding of scientific processes.
  • The time limit for each of the contests is 35 minutes and may be administered comfortably within one class period.

Process

To Compete you will follow this process:

  • You will download a PDF file of the questions for each Contest you enter.
  • Please duplicate as many copies as you need.
  • Answer keys will be provided.
  • There is no limit to the number of students who may participate.
  • While the Contest contains a few difficult questions requiring creative thought, most of the questions are suitable for the majority of your students.
  • The students are to work independently on the questions.
  • Each test is to be proctored and graded by the school.
  • The top ten indivdual’s names and their scores are to be entered on our website.
  • The sum of these top ten scores is the school’s team score.
  • All schools can view the results on our website.

Criteria

Exams are scored based on the number of correct responses submitted in the allotted time-period.

Participate

Website: https://www.cmleague.com/product-category/nsl/

Managing Organization: Continental Mathematics League, Inc.

Contact:

cmleague@optonline.net

Eligibility:
Grades 2 through 6