How do I sign up?
Registration will open soon!
How much does it cost?
Zero dollars and zero cents. Our operational costs are pretty low, and they are all paid for thanks to sponsors and
by lunch pizza pre-orders - so you can support us by becoming a sponsor or
buying some pizza on the day of event!
What do questions look like? How can I practice?
For the Lightning Rounds, National Science Bowl has a huge number of middle school science bowl
and we also have
For the Olympiad Rounds, the high school olympiads are vastly more difficult, and as far as we know
this has never been done for middle school before. They will be somewhat similar to MCAS short-response
questions in format, and slightly greater in difficulty. You can see some below in our archive!
How will I eat?
Lunch will be during Breaktime. You have a few options for lunch:
- You can pre-order whole pizzas for $9 per cheese pizza online ($11 for pepperoni) before the competition,
or during check-in at the competition for a higher charge.
All profits go toward running LexSciBowl.
- You can go to Lexington Center, which is a few minutes' walk away.
Coaches or parents must accompany students.
- Finally, you can always pack your own lunch.
What should I bring?
Typical test-taking implements (pencils, erasers). Note that calculators are not allowed.
You should also bring money to buy food (or a packed lunch). (See How will I eat?)
In November 2014, some members of our school Science Bowl team decided it might be cool to bring our
love of high school science bowl to middle schools in the region. The National Science Bowl has only a
relatively small Middle School division, and the International Science Olympiads seem to have no middle
school equivalent. Especially in Massachusetts, there are math leagues and competitions galore. Why not science?
What do parents/coaches do?
As long as each team of 4-5 has one adult supervising at all times, you have the option of leaving or accompanying students to all Lightning rounds.
I still don't get it!
If you still have something to ask, please shoot us an email at [email protected]! We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.