A team of high school students from BASIS Peoria won their regional competition for the 2021 National Science Bowl this month and will compete in the NSB national finals this spring, according to a news release.
The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.
A series of regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country through March. Preliminary rounds will be held throughout April for all regional champions to determine the top 32 teams who will participate in the elimination tournament of the National Finals.
The elimination tournament will be held virtually May 8 for middle school teams and May 22 for high school teams.
All regional winning schools will receive $500 for their schools’ STEM activities. The top 32 teams will receive additional funds for their schools, depending on how far they advance through the tournament, with the top two teams receiving $5,000 for their schools.
More than 315,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 30-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions, with more than 14,700 students competing each year.