PV wins Iowa High School Science Bowl, eligible for national finals


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 10:57 am
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Pleasant Valley High School recently won the Iowa High School Science Bowl.

The school competed against 40 other teams from across the state in one of the nation's regional news release.

PV now is eligible to compete in the national finals at the end of April in Washington, D.C.

According to a news release, the National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy and math.

The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields, the release states. More than 200,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 22 years, and it is the nation's largest science competition.

Over the next several months, more than 14,000 middle and high school students will compete in regional Science Bowl tournaments. Students, in teams of four or five, compete in a fast-paced Jeopardy-style format where they solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math, according to the release.

For more information about the National Science Bowl, visit science.energy.gov/nsb.

















 




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