Rules, Forms, and Resources

Rules for the National Science Bowl®

2021 Official National Science Bowl Rules

Rules Flow Chart


Sample Questions

High School Samples   |   Middle School Samples


Preparing Your Team For The National Science Bowl®

Here you will find tips and resources to help prepare your team for the regional and national competitions of the National Science Bowl®. Please note: the information found below was created to support in-person, head-to-head competitions, but some information is applicable to the virtual format for 2021.

Tips and Resources

Other Helpful Hints: [pdf] [.doc]

Coaching Tips

For tips in preparing your team, review the following Coach Interview from a former National Science Bowl® Coach.


National Science Bowl® Forms

Every member of every regional team is required to complete a Media Release and Consent Form in order to participate in any regional event. Coaches, please use your online NSB account to complete and upload the Media Release and Consent Form found at the link below. After your team is approved, coaches will receive instructions on how to send your students’ forms to their parents for electronic signature.

2021 Coach Media Release and Consent Form