Biology Battle

Hosted by Beckman Biology Olympiad

2021 Dates

  • Registration opens: 3/27/2021

  • Registration closes: 4/19/2021 11:59 PM PDT

  • Competition date: 4/24/2021 10:00 AM PDT

  • Awards ceremony: 4/24/2021 3:00 PM PDT

The Competition

Biology Battle is an international competition hosted by Beckman Biology Olympiad open to all highschoolers worldwide aiming to bring together the best minds for an individual and team contest. Bio Battle tests competitors’ knowledge of topics in biology, including cell biology, genetics, evolution, plants, animals, ethology, and ecology. The competition will include an individual multiple-choice exam and a team quiz-bowl-styled contest. The top-performing individuals and teams will be recognized and awarded. Biology Battle will not only test your biology knowledge but will also be a chance for students to have fun working as a team!

Note: The 2021 competition will be entirely online

and will be free of charge.

The Exams

Part 1: Individual Competition

  • 50 minutes

  • Score will be used to determine your individual ranking; the average score of the team will determine seeding for the biology bowl portion of Bio Battle

  • Some sample questions: 

Part 2: Biology Bowl

  • Science bowl-styled game between two teams

  • Overall structure and rules will be similar to the National Science Bowl guidelines

  • Competition and buzzer system held over Zoom

  • Official rules sheet will be distributed to registered students

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Content

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Campbell and Reece's BIOLOGY (8th edition or higher preferred)

Title: BIOLOGY

Author: Reece

8th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0805368444

9th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0321558237

10th Edition ISBN-13: 9780321775658

11th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0134093413

Further reading will be beneficial for the competition!
Topics that will be tested on:

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Cell Biology

Biochemistry
Genetics and Evolution
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology
Ethology
Biosystematics

For more study material, visit our Study Material tab. 

Awards and Prizes

The top individual competitors and top-scoring teams will be recognized and receive prize money!