High schools invited to compete in UT Martin's Science Bowl
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:19 am
The Messenger 10.29.08
Area high schools are invited to send teams to the 29th Annual Science Bowl at the University of Tennessee at Martin and can register for the Nov. 15 event by e-mail or phone.
The registration is free and the deadline is Friday.
The science bowl is sponsored by the UT Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. For the written test covering biology, chemistry and general science, there is no limit on the number of students each school may enter. Each test will have 25 questions from each of the three categories.
From the written test, eight schools will be chosen for the afternoon bowl competition based on comparing the average total score of two of each school’s highest scoring students. The rules are similar to the former television show “The G.E. College Bowl.”
Prizes will include trophies for champion and runner-up schools and gold, silver and bronze medallions for all team members. All schools will be provided Chem Time Clocks on which the element symbols replace the usual 24 numbers for military time. Each student also will receive a wallet card and a cup featuring the periodic table.
The rules for science bowl can be accessed on the Web at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/saacs/scibowlrules.html. The program of the last bowl can be seen at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/scibowl/.