How To Enter
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 PHYSICSBOWL CONTEST WILL OPEN DECEMBER 1, 2015.You have two options for how you may receive the exam:
Teachers should reserve a room and arrange for supervision of the test any day between April 1 - 17, 2015, students should take the exam at the same time.AAPT will ship instructions and scantrons (and email link for downloading PDF) mid March. Notify AAPT if you have not received your test packets by March 25, 2015.
Proctoring Requirements for the PhysicsBowl Contest
The Physics Bowl exam MUST be proctored. Ordinarily, the
proctor would be the teacher or equivalent substitute (ie, school counselor, or
a teacher at another school).
The requirements for the proctor are that they not be a relative, employer, fellow employee or fellow student, and that they have at least a 2 year degree, though this degree does not need to be related to physics. Librarians would make a suitable proctor, and a candidate may take the test at a library, assuming that the librarian will be able to observe the test taking to ensure the integrity of the process (parents will need to register, and then provide proctor information to Pearl Watson at email@example.com).Testing centers will need to acknowledge that they are a testing center, and provide a web address to verify their status.
Unfortunately, the immediate parents of a home schooled
student are not acceptable proctors; in such cases, parents will need to
arrange for a non-relative proctor, preferably a teacher at a local school.
PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot register for the exam! If someone other than the proctor registers, please email the contact information of the person who will proctor the exam to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School, Teacher, and Student Awards
* School team scores are determined by the sum of the scores of the top five students competing.
For more details and information about the PhysicsBowl, please contact AAPT's Programs department at 301-209-3340 or email@example.com