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LAHORE SCIENCE BOWL 2020

After the successful launch of Karachi and Islamabad Science Bowls, Pakistan Innovation Foundation and the National STEM School™, in collaboration with LUMS School of Education and CERP, is proud to bring the globally acclaimed National Science Bowl Tournament to Lahore.   

The Lahore Science Bowl ’20 shall be modeled around the prestigious US National Science Bowl. Approximately 300,000 students have participated in the US National Science Bowl through its 29-year history. Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students compete in 65 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments.

The Lahore Science Bowl will bring 12-16 Teams from across Lahore (and Punjab) comprising 4-5 students each divided into 2 or 4 pools and compete with each other in a round robin format before proceeding to the next round to face-off against winners of other pools and so on. Each 10-minute competition comprises rapidfire/timed questions drawn randomly from a deck covering Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Space.

Important Dates for Lahore Science Bowl 2020:

 

HOW TO REGISTER A TEAM:

There are TWO WAYS TO REGISTER A TEAM:

OPTION No 1: OFFICIAL TEAM FROM A SEEDED SCHOOL

Like a Tennis Tournament or a League, You could register an Official Team from one of 12 ‘Seeded’ Institutions.

  • If you’re registering an Official Team, we must receive a confirmation of the Team Members via email from the official address of the Principal or Head of Science Society from your School.
  • For School Chains with Multiple Campuses, only ONE Official Team is allowed. Official Team of the Seeded Institution shall directly proceed to the Finals (Round of 16) of the Regional Tournament.
  • However, these Schools can Register additional Unofficial Wild Card Teams for Qualifiers out of which only one team can proceed to the Round of 16.

OPTION No 2: UNOFFICIAL TEAM FOR WILD CARD ENTRY

A certain number of slots are available for a wild card entry in the Regional Science Bowl Tournament. You could register an Unofficial Team for a Wild Card Entry.

  • If you’re registering an un-official team, you will have to play a sudden death ‘Qualifying Round’ on Feb 22nd at 11am to see whether you qualify for the Finals of the Regional Tournament.
  • Schools/colleges with Official Teams can register no more than 5 teams as Wild Card Entry but only one may qualify.
  • Details about the Qualifying Round shall become available shortly.

 

SEEDED INSTITUTIONS for Lahore for 2019-2020 Season are:

Based on performance in National STEM Schools over the last 5 years, as well as their size and prominence, we have assigned initial seeding to the following teams (in no particular order):

  • Aitchison College
  • Beaconhouse Newlands
  • Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS)
  • Roots Millennium
  • Lahore Grammar School – Johar Town
  • Lahore Grammar School – 55
  • Learning Alliance
  • Beaconhouse TNS
  • Lahore Grammar School – Defense
  • The Convent of Jesus and Mary
  • The City School
  • Maktab School
  • International School of Choueifat
  • Danish School

These rankings will change as a result of schools/colleges performance in the inaugural 2019-2020 Tournament. So, if your school is not in the above list, you may apply as a Wild Card Entry and, through your performance, get into the League for next year.

RULES GOVERNING SCIENCE BOWL:

Here is a brief set of rules that will govern the competition (for competition video: see here):

  • Each match will last around 10 minutes.
  • The match begins with a “toss-up” question (worth 4 pts). A student has 5 seconds to buzz in and answer. Students cannot confer when giving their answer. The student who buzzes fastest gets to answer after his number has been called out by the moderator. Students can buzz before the question has been fully read but there is a (4 pt) penalty for interrupting the moderator and giving an incorrect answer.
  • If the answer is correct, the student’s team gets a bonus question (worth 10 pts). The team has 20 seconds to answer. Team members can work together in the bonus question but the team captain must give the final answer.
  • If the answer is incorrect any student from the other team can buzz in and answer the question. If they answer correctly they earn 4 pts and also get the bonus question that their team can answer.
  • Once the match ends the team with the highest scores advances to the next round.

Question Domains for Science Bowl Contests:

  • Biology,
  • Mathematics
  • Physics,
  • Chemistry, and
  • Earth and Space.

It is usually a good strategy to have atleast one student who is an “expert” in one of the above 5 domains thus making a complete team of 5!

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ISLAMABAD SCIENCE BOWL 2019

After the successful launch of Karachi Science Bowl in Karachi, Pakistan Innovation Foundation and the National STEM School™, in collaboration with LUMS School of Education and CERP, is proud to bring the globally acclaimed National Science Bowl Tournament to Islamabad.   

The Islamabad Science Bowl 19’ shall be modeled around the prestigious US National Science Bowl. Approximately 300,000 students have participated in the US National Science Bowl through its 29-year history. Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students compete in 65 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments.

The Islamabad Science Bowl will bring 12-16 Teams from across Islamabad (and the North) comprising 4-5 students each divided into 2 or 4 pools and compete with each other in a round robin format before proceeding to the next round to face-off against winners of other pools and so on. Each 10-minute competition comprises rapidfire/timed questions drawn randomly from a deck covering Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Space.

Important Dates for Islamabad Science Bowl:

 

HOW TO REGISTER A TEAM:

There are TWO WAYS TO REGISTER TEAM:

OPTION No 1: OFFICIAL TEAM FROM A SEEDED SCHOOL

Like a Tennis Tournament or a League, You could register an Official Team from one of 14 ‘Seeded’ Institutions.

  • If you’re registering an Official Team, we must receive a confirmation of the Team Members via email from the official address of the Principal or Head of Science Society from your School.
  • For School Chains with Multiple Campuses, only ONE Official Team is allowed. Official Team of the Seeded Institution shall directly proceed to the Finals (Round of 16) of the Regional Tournament.
  • However, these Schools can Register additional Unofficial Wild Card Teams for Qualifiers out of which only one team can proceed to the Round of 16.

OPTION No 2: UNOFFICIAL TEAM FOR WILD CARD ENTRY

A certain number of slots are available for a wild card entry in the Regional Science Bowl Tournament. You could register an Unofficial Team for a Wild Card Entry.

  • If you’re registering an un-official team, you will have to play a sudden death ‘Qualifying Round’ on Nov 9th at 11am to see whether you qualify for the Finals of the Regional Tournament.
  • Schools/colleges with Official Teams can register no more than 5 teams as Wild Card Entry but only one may qualify.
  • Details about the Qualifying Round shall become available shortly.

 

SEEDED INSTITUTIONS for Islamabad for 2019 Season are:

Based on performance in National STEM Schools over the last 5 years, as well as their size and prominence, we have assigned initial seeding to the following teams (in no particular order):

  • Roots Millennium
  • Preparatory School of Islamabad (PSI)
  • Headstart (Kuri Campus)
  • SuperNova
  • Khuldunia
  • EMS
  • Roots Ivy
  • Froebels
  • International School of Islamabad (ISOI)
  • Beaconhouse
  • IMCG/IMCB
  • Roots International
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • Cadet College Hasanabdal

These rankings will change as a result of schools/colleges performance in the inaugural 2019 Tournament. So, if your school is in the above list, you may apply as a Wild Card Entry and, through your performance, get into the League for next year.

RULES GOVERNING SCIENCE BOWL:

Here is a brief set of rules that will govern the competition (for competition video: see here):

  • Each match will last around 10 minutes.
  • The match begins with a “toss-up” question (worth 4 pts). A student has 5 seconds to buzz in and answer. Students cannot confer when giving their answer. The student who buzzes fastest gets to answer after his number has been called out by the moderator. Students can buzz before the question has been fully read but there is a (4 pt) penalty for interrupting the moderator and giving an incorrect answer.
  • If the answer is correct, the student’s team gets a bonus question (worth 10 pts). The team has 20 seconds to answer. Team members can work together in the bonus question but the team captain must give the final answer.
  • If the answer is incorrect any student from the other team can buzz in and answer the question. If they answer correctly they earn 4 pts and also get the bonus question that their team can answer.
  • Once the match ends the team with the highest scores advances to the next round.

Question Domains for Science Bowl Contests:

  • Biology,
  • Mathematics
  • Physics,
  • Chemistry, and
  • Earth and Space.

It is usually a good strategy to have atleast one student who is an “expert” in one of the above 5 domains thus making a complete team of 5!

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KARACHI SCIENCE BOWL 2019

Pakistan Innovation Foundation and the National STEM School™, in collaboration with LUMS School of Education and CERP, is proud to bring the globally acclaimed National Science Bowl Tournament to Pakistan.   

In July 2019, PIF partnered with Dr. Asim Ijaz Khawaja, Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) Center at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) and Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP) to pilot the Science Bowl format at The National STEM School: Makers Camp 2019 during which 13-17 year olds from some of the leading schools across the country competed in the signature Science Bowl quiz format.

The Karachi Science Bowl 19’ shall be modeled around the prestigious US National Science Bowl. Approximately 300,000 students have participated in the US National Science Bowl through its 29-year history. Beginning in January each year, more than 9,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students compete in 65 high school and 50 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments.

The Karachi National Science Bowl will bring 12-16 Teams from across Karachi comprising 4-5 students each divided into 2 or 4 pools and compete with each other in a round robin format before proceeding to the next round to face-off against winners of other pools and so on. Each 10-minute competition comprises rapidfire/timed questions drawn randomly from a deck covering Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Space.

Important Dates for Karachi Science Bowl:

 

HOW TO REGISTER A TEAM:

There are TWO WAYS TO REGISTER TEAM:

OPTION No 1: OFFICIAL TEAM FROM A SEEDED SCHOOL

Like a Tennis Tournament or a League, You could register an Official Team from one of 15 ‘Seeded’ Institutions.

  • If you’re registering an Official Team, we must receive a confirmation of the Team Members via email from the official address of the Principal or Head of Science Society from your School.
  • For School Chains with Multiple Campuses, only ONE Official Team is allowed. Official Team of the Seeded Institution Shall directly proceed to the Finals of the Regional Tournament.
  • However, these Schools can Register Unofficial Wild Card Teams for Qualifiers.

OPTION No 2: UNOFFICIAL TEAM FOR WILD CARD ENTRY

A certain number of slots are available for a wild card entry in the Regional Science Bowl Tournament. You could register an Unofficial Team for a Wild Card Entry.

  • If you’re registering an un-official team, you will have to play a sudden death ‘Qualifying Round’ on Oct 18th at 2:30pm to see whether you qualify for the Finals of the Regional Tournament.
  • Upto 2 Unofficial Teams from schools/colleges with Official Teams can register for a Wild Card Entry.
  • Details about the Qualifying Round shall become available shortly.

SEEDED INSTITUTIONS for Karachi for 2019 Season are:

Based on performance in National STEM Schools over the last 5 years, as well as their size and prominence, we have assigned initial seeding to the following teams (in no particular order):

  • KGS
  • Cedar College
  • Haques Academy
  • CAS
  • Mama Parsi
  • AKHSS
  • Generations
  • Beaconhouse
  • Citi School
  • Bayview Academy
  • Lyceum
  • Nixor
  • The International School
  • TCF
  • Roots Millennium

These rankings will change as a result of schools/colleges performance in the inaugural 2019 Tournament. So, if your school is in the above list, you may apply as a Wild Card Entry and, through your performance, get into the League for next year.

 

RULES GOVERNING SCIENCE BOWL:

Here is a brief set of rules that will govern the competition (for competition video: see here):

  • Each match will last around 10 minutes.
  • The match begins with a “toss-up” question (worth 4 pts). A student has 5 seconds to buzz in and answer. Students cannot confer when giving their answer. The student who buzzes fastest gets to answer after his number has been called out by the moderator. Students can buzz before the question has been fully read but there is a (4 pt) penalty for interrupting the moderator and giving an incorrect answer.
  • If the answer is correct, the student’s team gets a bonus question (worth 10 pts). The team has 20 seconds to answer. Team members can work together in the bonus question but the team captain must give the final answer.
  • If the answer is incorrect any student from the other team can buzz in and answer the question. If they answer correctly they earn 4 pts and also get the bonus question that their team can answer.
  • Once the match ends the team with the highest scores advances to the next round.

Question Domains for Science Bowl Contests:

  • Biology,
  • Mathematics
  • Physics,
  • Chemistry, and
  • Earth and Space.

It is usually a good strategy to have atleast one student who is an “expert” in one of the above 5 domains thus making a complete team of 5!