US National Science Bee

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Types:Exam, Tournament

Categories:General Knowledge, Science

Scope:National

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http://nationalsciencebee.com/

The high school level of The National Science Bee is split into Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Varsity division is open to students in 11th and 12th grade; the Junior Varsity division is open to students in 10th grade and younger, including middle and even elementary school students.
Students in Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions compete at Regional tournaments, both in person and online.  Students who finish in the top half of each tournament are invited to compete at the National Championships.
The National Science Bee for the Elementary and Middle School divisions functions somewhat differently than Bee tournaments at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. Prior to the tournament (i.e. Elementary and Middle School Regional Finals) stage, students compete in the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, and in many cases, also compete at the intramural level. Students who take the ORQE are placed into 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, or Elementary(5th grade and under) divisions, and the top half of students who take the ORQEs qualify for Regional Finals. Students who finish in the top half at the Regional Finals are then invited to compete at the National Championships, which in 2019 featured over 1000 competing students from throughout the USA.

Elementary and middle school students are also always welcome to take part in the Junior Varsity division of National Science Bee high school-level tournaments, though these tournaments only qualify students for the National Science Bee Junior Varsity National Championships.

The sign up period for the National Science Bee’s Elementary and Middle School Divisions runs each year through around the end of January.

At the high school Regional level, the National Science Bee is a 50 question multiple choice exam.  Correct answers are worth 2 points, blanks are worth 0, and incorrect answers are worth -1.  The top half of scores at a tournament will qualify for the National Championships. At the Regional Finals for middle/elementary students and National levels for all divisions, The National Science Bee is a buzzer-based science quiz competition for individual students. Students compete against other students in a series of rounds where they attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about various topics in science. Each correct answer results in one point. If they reach 8 points, they are then finished for the round, but they earn up to 7 bonus points based on how quickly they reached 8 points. At Regional tournaments, there are 3 preliminary rounds, which equates to 90 total questions, plus a final round for the top students to determine the champion. Students who finish in the top half of the preliminary round totals qualify for the National Championships, which consists of 6 preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of 3 playoff stages to determine the National Champion.

The tournament is a trivia style question and answer competition. Students are scored based on the number of correct questions answered. See competition website for complete details.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://nationalsciencebee.com/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions

Contact:

info@iacompetitions.com

Entry Fee: $145

Eligibility:
In order to compete in the Science Bee, you must be 19 years or younger at the time of your State or Regional Bee. You must also be enrolled in primary or secondary education (or have graduated within the past five months, and not yet have started university studies). Students in dual enrollment with a university who have not yet completed their high school diploma are also eligible. Individual homeschooled students and homeschool associations may also compete.  There are no geographic limitations to participating in state or regional Science Bees - a student from Maine can compete in a Hawaii tournament. However, students may only compete in one tournament per question set. That means for high school students, they can attend a maximum of 3 regional or state tournaments per year, one each on our A, B, and C sets.  For elementary and middle school students, they can attend only one Regional Finals tournament.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The high school level of The National Science Bee is split into Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Varsity division is open to students in 11th and 12th grade; the Junior Varsity division is open to students in 10th grade and younger, including middle and even elementary school students.
Students in Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions compete at Regional tournaments, both in person and online.  Students who finish in the top half of each tournament are invited to compete at the National Championships.
The National Science Bee for the Elementary and Middle School divisions functions somewhat differently than Bee tournaments at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. Prior to the tournament (i.e. Elementary and Middle School Regional Finals) stage, students compete in the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, and in many cases, also compete at the intramural level. Students who take the ORQE are placed into 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, or Elementary(5th grade and under) divisions, and the top half of students who take the ORQEs qualify for Regional Finals. Students who finish in the top half at the Regional Finals are then invited to compete at the National Championships, which in 2019 featured over 1000 competing students from throughout the USA.

Elementary and middle school students are also always welcome to take part in the Junior Varsity division of National Science Bee high school-level tournaments, though these tournaments only qualify students for the National Science Bee Junior Varsity National Championships.

The sign up period for the National Science Bee’s Elementary and Middle School Divisions runs each year through around the end of January.

Process

At the high school Regional level, the National Science Bee is a 50 question multiple choice exam.  Correct answers are worth 2 points, blanks are worth 0, and incorrect answers are worth -1.  The top half of scores at a tournament will qualify for the National Championships. At the Regional Finals for middle/elementary students and National levels for all divisions, The National Science Bee is a buzzer-based science quiz competition for individual students. Students compete against other students in a series of rounds where they attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about various topics in science. Each correct answer results in one point. If they reach 8 points, they are then finished for the round, but they earn up to 7 bonus points based on how quickly they reached 8 points. At Regional tournaments, there are 3 preliminary rounds, which equates to 90 total questions, plus a final round for the top students to determine the champion. Students who finish in the top half of the preliminary round totals qualify for the National Championships, which consists of 6 preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of 3 playoff stages to determine the National Champion.

Criteria

The tournament is a trivia style question and answer competition. Students are scored based on the number of correct questions answered. See competition website for complete details.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://nationalsciencebee.com/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions

Contact:

info@iacompetitions.com

Entry Fee: 145

Eligibility:
In order to compete in the Science Bee, you must be 19 years or younger at the time of your State or Regional Bee. You must also be enrolled in primary or secondary education (or have graduated within the past five months, and not yet have started university studies). Students in dual enrollment with a university who have not yet completed their high school diploma are also eligible. Individual homeschooled students and homeschool associations may also compete.  There are no geographic limitations to participating in state or regional Science Bees - a student from Maine can compete in a Hawaii tournament. However, students may only compete in one tournament per question set. That means for high school students, they can attend a maximum of 3 regional or state tournaments per year, one each on our A, B, and C sets.  For elementary and middle school students, they can attend only one Regional Finals tournament.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.