The second stage of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions of the National Science Bee is the annual Varsity / JV National Championships.

International Academic Competitions is excited to announce that the 2021 Varsity & Junior Varsity US National Championships of the National Science Bee will be held during Labor Day Weekend, September 2-6, 2021. The Varsity Division will compete online; the JV Division will very likely be held in person at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, though a final decision on this won’t be made until the first week of July. Please visit hs.iacnationals.com/ for more information.

The National Championships of the National Science Bee consists of four preliminary and two final rounds of buzzer-based quiz competition. Each preliminary round will have 30 questions and will follow the IAC Championships Individual Event Preliminary Rounds Scoring System and Rules. The two playoff rounds will follow the IAC Championships Individual Event Playoffs Scoring System and Rules and will have 35 questions each.

Please click here to access the National Science Bee – Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions Question Distribution File (which details how many questions in various fields of science can be expected to appear in each round)