Subject Areas

Questions are asked in the categories entitled Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics, Astronomy, and General Science. General Science covers science-related items that don't fall under any specific type of science such as items common to all sciences. In late 2002, Computer Science was dropped as an official category; questions relating to computer science are now asked under either General Science or Math. The National Science Bowl organization recently announced the addition of a category for Current Events for the 2005 National Competition, though this category was not in use in the 2006 National Competition.