Registration for the 2021 Science Bowl Events Open Now

The Arizona Science Bowl is a regional event of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl®, a nationwide academic competition. The Science Bowl tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of up to five students and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math. See the 2021 Competition Rules to learn more.

Register your team now here:


This year, the competition is going VIRTUAL! Information sessions will be held for coaches to provide them with an overview of the new rules and changes to accommodate an 100% online competition. Attending at least one of the sessions is highly encouraged! Click the link below to attend the Virtual Science Bowl Information Sessions for Coaches.

2021 NSB Information Sessions – Coaches


Team Approval Process

Teams are approved on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date/time stamp when the registration is submitted, with first teams taking precedence over second teams, and second teams taking precedence over third teams, with the goal of having as many different schools participating as possible.

Eligible first teams will be approved by the regional coordinator to participate as soon as possible after registering. Beginning 5 weeks prior to the regional event and space permitting, eligible second teams will be approved by the regional coordinator to participate. Beginning 3 weeks prior to the regional event and space permitting, eligible third teams will be approved by the regional coordinator to participate.

Notice to Coaches

This year’s policy for team acceptance has been set by the National Science Bowl. There will be NO changes or exceptions to this policy.


Competition Preparation

Whether this is your first time participating or you are a seasoned Science Bowler, it’s always important to stay on top by ensuring you are well prepared. Know exactly what to do on competition day, learn all the rules and ways to prime for the event by visiting the Resources Page.