The Middle School Quiz Bowl/Science Bowl prepares students for both the National Academic Quiz Tournaments and National Science Bowl. Please see below for specific details. National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. The game is typically played with a lockout buzzer system between two teams, usually consisting of 4-6 players each. A moderator reads questions to the players who try to score points for their team by buzzing first and responding with the correct answer. Quiz bowl is played in a toss-up/bonus format, which consists of a series of two different types of questions. The National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation. All fees related to off campus competitions will be handled separately and will be the responsibility of the parent. Please contact the Auxiliary Department with specific club questions. Note: Interested in learning more about this program? An information session will be held virtually during the week of registration. More information will be communicated on ParentSquare. This program will transition virtually in the case of school closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.