National Science Bowl

Sponsored by Timberline PTSA


Updated 11/30/2020


We want to thank all students who participated in the qualifier test held on November 18, 2020. A team of five students have been selected to represent Timberline Middle School in the competition for the year 2020-2021.

Students who did not qualify to the team, can continue their interest in science and National Science Bowl by accessing the resources at


Students who have qualified for the Timberline Team, please read detailed requirements and tournament dates below.

 Launched in 1991, 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 2021 regional competitions will be virtual this year.

Last year TMS Team1 won 2nd place at the NSB Regionals in Portland sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration.

Approximate Tournament timeline: Please note this not the final schedule. Final schedule will be provided in December.

Preliminary Rounds will occur between January 14 -23, 2021. The top 8 teams will advance to the Elimination Tournament on January 23, 2021.

Student Commitments:

  • Should be available on the date of the competition.
  • 3-4 hours of work outside of schoolwork per week.
  • Must attend all virtual practice sessions decided by the coach (no excuses).

Important notes to Parents for the Regional Competition

Parents/guardians of the top-ranking selected students will need to be Timberline Middle PTSA members, and

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Due to virtual nature of the competition, team members must agree to the following requirements to participate in the competition

In addition, another device with a camera must also be on the Zoom call via the Zoom app, to show the student’s workspace and surrounding area during the competition, to help the officials ensure the students and coaches are not breaking any rules. If multiple students are in one location, additional cameras for each student may be required to ensure the workspace of each student can be monitored.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the PTSA terms and conditions below before registering, as PTSA programs policies have been revised considering the COVID situation and remote learning.