- Any current public, private, or home school is welcome to participate. Teams not associated with a school such as community groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and science clubs are welcome to participate; however, if the school a student attends is competing in the tournament, then that student may compete only on a team from that school. No more than 3 teams from one school or student group may compete in a regional event. The high school science bowl is for current ninth through twelfth grade students. The middle school science bowl is for current sixth through eighth grade students.
Teams must be composed of 4 to 5 students. Four students must compete at all times during the tournament. A fifth student may be a team member and used as an alternate. These students must be listed on the registration materials submitted by the registration deadline. Students may not rotate or serve as alternates among or within different teams from the same school or group. In case of illness, contact the MN Academy of Science staff for approval of substitutions. Team rosters may not change after check-in on the day of the event.
- Find a coach.
- Encourage your coach to register the team for the Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl tournament.
- Read the official rules.
- Study and practice answering the sample questions, helpful hints and strategies for success.
- Get a good night's sleep and eat a hardy breakfast the day of the tournament.
- Have fun and enjoy the tournament. Make a concerted effort to meet the scientists at the tournament.
- Properly thank your coach after the event.
- If your team wins, complete all of the forms required for participation in National Science Bowl and return promptly to your coach.