About the National Science Bee

The National Science Bee is a science-themed, buzzer-based academic quiz competition for individual students. Competing students have a chance to put their science knowledge to use against other students in their respective age divisions in an engaging quiz tournament setting. More information about the National Science Bee, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at nationalsciencebee.com.

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National Science Bee

Schedule (pending)

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

Results (pending)


Download the PDFs below for a complete set of the rules for the Varsity and Junior Varsity National Science Bee.

Prelim Rules
Playoff Rules

Playoff Qualification

Students will play 4 preliminary matches. There will be up to 2 rounds of playoffs, depending on field size.

2020 Final Results

Varsity Champion – Shawn Cafferty Leuck, Russellville HS, Russellville, AR

JV Champion – Pratyush Jainshanker, Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Past Champions

  • 2019 8th Grade Division Champion: Darryl Wang, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT

  • 2019 7th Grade Division Champion: Akshansh Chuahan, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire, IL

  • 2019 6th Grade DivisionChampion: Joshua Wang, Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Brookfield, WI

  • 2019 Elementary School Division Champion: Vishnu Mangipudi, Homeschool, Bellevue, WA

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