Students from Palisades Charter High School took part in the practice scrimmage event on Jan. 19 in preparation for the regional competition of the National Science Bowl to be held at the LADWP headquarters on Saturday, Feb. 23.
It's the official regional competition of the United States Department of Energy National Science Bowl. It is open to public, private, parochial, and charter high schools located in the area of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
LADWP Science Bowl championship teams have among the best record at the National Science Bowl compared to any other region or state in the nation. The teams achieved "Final Four" status every year between 1995 and 2001. During these years, the LADWP regional championship teams have won four national titles. The titles were won by Van Nuys High School in 1995, Venice High School in 1996 and 1997, and North Hollywood High School in 2001. Since 1995, LADWP Regional Championship Teams have won 11 trophies which also includes four second place finishes and one third, fourth, and fifth place trophy.
The Science Bowl is patterned after the old General Electric College Bowl television program except that the questions are all technical in nature. The competition follows a game show format with a moderator asking toss-up and bonus questions to two teams of four students in each round.
For more information on the competition, click here.