Science BowlScience Bowl is a high school academic competition, similar to Quiz Bowl. Two teams of four students each compete to answer various science-related questions. In order to determine which student has the right to answer the question, a buzzer system, similar to those seen on popular television game shows. A team consists of four or five students from a single high school. Only four students play at any one time, while the fifth is designated as the "alternate." Substitutions may be made at halftime and between rounds. Two teams compete against each other in each match. Each match has exactly 25 questions (that is, 25 toss-ups and 25 corresponding bonuses). The match is over when all the toss-up questions have been read, or after two halves have elapsed, whichever occurs first. The team with the most points at this time is the winner. The half length varies, even throughout the national tournament; this year, halves for the preliminary (round robin) rounds and the first rounds of the playoffs were 10 minutes long, and halves for the final rounds were 12 minutes long (to account for the visual bonuses).Science Bowl Coach websiteAdditional information can be found at the national science bowl site.History:Rio Americano placed 6th in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2012.Rio Americano placed 5th in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2010.Rio Americano placed 2nd in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2010.Rio Americano placed 2nd in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2009.Rio Americano placed 3rd in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2008.Rio Americano placed 2nd in the Sacramento Regional competition in 2007.
Last Modified on May 18, 2016