HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE BOWL RULES

WRITTEN TEST

(1) A school can enter as many students as it wishes.

(2) Test will contain 25 objective questions from each of the three categoried (Biology, Chemistry, and General Science). Each school will be provided the scores and the analysis and the certificates for the students.

(3) The selection of the eight schools for the afternoon bowl will be based on the comparison of the average total score of two of each school's highest scoring students.

BOWL

(1) Each of the eight selected schools will choose a team of two to four students.

(2) The teams will compete in pairs matched at random by draw.

(3) Each team will designate one student as team captain.

(4) Each game will consist of twenty-minute time limits excluding any conferences with the judges, with as many segments as can be played in the time limit.

(5) A segment will be composed of one TOSS-UP question and a CATEGORY question. The first team to answer the TOSS-UP question will receive points for that question and gains the right to choose then from one of the categories (Chemistry, Biology, or Physics). Toss-up questions will be from Biology and Chemistry.

(6) If the first team answers the TOSS-UP question incorrectly, the other team will then have an opportunity to answer the same question. If the other team cannot answer the question correctly either, then the question will be discarded and the procedure will begin again.

(7) TOSS-UP questions are worth 5 points. Team members cannot confer on these questions. TOSS-UP questions will be read twice. As soon as the Emcee has read the question the second time, the timekeeper will begin the clock. A team will have 15 seconds in which to buzz. Then a team will have fifteen more seconds after their buzzer in which to begin answering the questions. If they do not answer within this time limit, time will be called on them and the other team will have an opportunity to answer the same question. The Emcee will ask if the other team wishes to hear the question read again. If they say "NO", timing will begin at the word "NO". If they do wish to hear the question read again, the Emcee will do so and the timing will begin as soon as the question has been read.

(8) CATEGORY questions are worth 10 points. Team members may confer on these questions, but the captain of each team will give the final answer. A team will have thirty seconds in which to answer this question. After this question has been read the second time, the timekeeper will start the clock. At the end of the time limit, if the team has not answered the question, time will be called, the question will be discarded, and no points will be given for that question. If the team answers this question incorrectly, the other team WILL NOT have an opportunity to answer the question. If a category question has more than one part, the team must answer all parts correctly in order to receive the points.

Articles about the UTM SCIENCE BOWL have appeared in the national media

Chemunity, 1981, 2(1), 1
The Science Teacher, 1982. 49(8), 38
The Chemical Educator, 1996, 1(1), 9