Science Bowl ignites fun competition

Mar 12, 2018, 04:36 PM

If a lightning bolt is seen and its accompanying thunder is heard 15 seconds later, how far away is the storm? If you were at the Kansas City Regional Science Bowl competition, you would have heard the correct answer: 3 miles.

 Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Honeywell, the Science Bowl aims to get students excited about science and math, and to inspire them to pursue careers in these fields. With STEM jobs growing 3 times faster than other sectors, Honeywell is working with local schools to boost the pipeline.

 This year, 7 middle schools and 19 high schools gathered from the region to compete in this high-energy battle in a quiz-show format. Two teams race to answer questions on biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

 Congratulations to Pleasant Ridge Middle School, Blue Valley West High School, and Ladue Horton Watkins High School! The winning teams received an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete against other regional winners at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl this spring.

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