Science Bowl

Elementary Science Bowl

The IASP Department of Student programs, in partnership with Purdue University, has developed an online Science Bowl competition for elementary school students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Instead of traveling to a host site to compete, teams will take an online test at their school or another internet ready site of their choosing. Indiana 2010 Science Standards for grades 5, 6 and 7 have been targeted as the base to build questions for this activity. The 90-minute contest will use questions created by outside consultants from Indiana Science Standards.



Science Bowl Confirmation List


 Science Bowl Coach Handbook

NEW! Recruitment Poster

NEW! Academic Coach of the Year
Nomination Form  –  Winner History

Academic Team Product Order Form

2025 Competition Certificates for Students
PPT: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines
Word: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines
PDF: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines

Team Signature Page


Contest Topic Notes from the Question Writer
Notes to Coaches for Experiment Round
Experiment Round Instructions
Vocabulary Used in the Contest
Practice Questions


The Science Bowl is contested virtually over a 4-day window in January. Any materials that are needed to complete the contest will be shared with coaches prior to the contest window opening.


Blue Class
Green Class
Orange Class
Red Class
Yellow Class

Archived Results
Science Bowl  –  by Year  –  by School

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our student programs and competitions? Check out our FAQ section for the most commonly asked questions.

2025 Science Bowl Competition Date

Science Bowl News

Academic Coach
of the Year

Anyone who serves as an academic coach during the school year is eligible for this award, and can be nominated by their principal, another coach, coordinator or volunteer. One academic coach from each level of competition (elementary, middle/junior and senior) is recognized as the Indiana Academic Coach of the Year.

Participation Certificates

Student participation certificates will be sent to each coach after DSP receives notification of how many are needed. Email with the requested number of certificates.

Join DSP

In order to participate in Department of Student Programs (DSP) sponsored academic competitions, cheer competitions, Martin Luther King Jr. Essay contest, and any other DSP programs, schools must maintain a current membership in DSP.

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