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BCC Planetarium to Host 2012 Middle School Science Bowl

January 24, 2012, Brevard County, FL – The Brevard Community College Planetarium, located on BCC's Cocoa Campus, will host the 2012 Regional Space Coast Science Education Alliance's (SCSEA) Science Bowl for middle school students on January 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Students, grades 6-8, will take part in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to the popular television game show, Jeopardy, during which they will answer questions related to earth science, physical science, life science, math, energy, and general sciences.

"We are extremely pleased to be hosting this year's middle school science bowl," said Dr. Jim Richey, BCC President. "The future of our students here on the Space Coast is dependent upon high achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.  Our entire BCC team congratulates these special students and wishes them the best of luck in this year's competition."

The Middle School Science Bowl was created in 2002 to encourage and reward students' involvement in math and science activities, improve awareness of alternative fuel technologies, and to provide an avenue of enrichment for academic science achievement. 

It includes two types of competitions – an academic math and science competition, and a model car race.  The car race provides students with a "hands-on" science and engineering experience where the teams design, build, and race their model cars.

Schools are represented by teams of four students, plus an alternate and one teacher or mentor.  The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. on April 26.  A total of 18 Schools and 24 teams will participate.  Brevard will be represented by teams from Einstein Montessori, Andrew Jackson Middle School, McNair Magnet School, DeLaura Middle School, and Edgewood Jr./Sr. High.

For more information, or to attend and cover the event, contact Suzanne Sparling at the numbers listed above or via email.

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