Falcon Cove Middle School in Weston leaped over their competitors to become recent winners of the Space Coast Science Education Alliance Middle School Science Bowl in the National Science Bowl regional competition.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science. High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Competing teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach.
The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 22-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.
More than 9,500 high school students and 4,500 middle school students are competing in 70 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments events all across the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Winners will earn a full-paid trip to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. on April 25 – 29, 2013.