Rules, Forms, and Resources

Rules for the National Science Bowl®

2020 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®

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

Each regional competition may or may not require these forms. However, every regional winning team is required to complete these forms to attend the National event. The National forms will be available to you as part of your online coach's account. Please use your online account to complete all of the forms required to attend the national competition.

  • 2020 Student Medical Form[pdf]
  • 2020 Coach Medical Form [pdf]
  • 2020 Parental Media Release and Consent Form [pdf]
  • 2020 Parental Consent Form for Homeschool Teams Participating at a REGIONAL Event [pdf]
  • 2020 Parental Consent Form for Homeschool Teams Participating at the National Finals [pdf]
  • 2020 Coach Media Release and Consent Form [pdf]
  • 2020 Team Commitment Form – Only for Regional Winning Teams [pdf]
  • 2020 Adult Media Release and Consent Form for Regional Coordinators, Alumni, Staff and Adult Volunteers Attending the National Finals [pdf]
  • 2020 Adult Medical Form for Regional Coordinators, Staff, and Alumni Attending the National Finals [pdf]  

** The forms above are in pdf format. To fill out the form, open the file, place your cursor on a line and type in the information. The tab key will jump to the next line. When you are done, print out the page, add the signature and date, and submit the form to the regional science bowl coordinator. If you close the file, your text will not be saved.