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Regional Junior Science Bowl

A fast-paced quiz format competition for middle school students based on knowledge of science facts.

Junior Science Bowl


The National Science Bowl® and its regional competitions are math and science competitions among teams of junior high/middle school students (grades 6-8) throughout the country. Texas A&M University is one of 50 host sites for this year's Middle School Science Bowl regional competitions. The program is designed to encourage students and teachers to achieve educational excellence in the sciences. The fast-paced question-and-answer categories are Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics, and Physics.


Registration opens October 01 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.

Regional registration takes place on the National Science Bowl® website. Please visit the following link to register your team(s) and view important dates/deadlines as well as the team approval process.

The deadline to register for any event is no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.

Rules and Resources

Also available on the National Science Bowl® website, visit the link below to view updated rules, sample questions, and coaching tips and resources.
Team Entry Fee

There is a $75 non-refundable entry fee per team at the Texas A&M Junior Science Bowl.


Payments submitted without documentation will be RETURNED to sender. Documentation (invoice, registration confirmation, etc.) MUST accompany payment.


The Texas A&M Junior Science Bowl champions win the opportunity to compete for the national title in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Middle School Science Bowl®. Trophies and medals are also awarded to the top 4 teams at the Texas A&M Junior Science Bowl.

The national events are several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities.

Code of Ethics

The goal of competition is to give one's best effort while displaying honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. Students, coaches, parents and guests are expected to display courtesy and respect toward Science Bowl officials, other teams, and guests of the Junior Science Bowl. Failure to show honesty and/or courtesy by a participant, coach or guest of the team may result in the disqualification of the team.

Judging Support

College of Arts and Sciences Outreach realizes that in any competition, differences of opinion about the judges’ interpretations may occur. It is the policy of the Outreach Programs to support the interpretations and final decisions of the judges panel.

Sponsored By

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Science Bowl partners are dedicated to achieving the National Education goals. The National Science Bowl® was created to offer students who excel in math and science, and the teachers who have prepared them, a forum to receive national recognition for their talent and hard work.