Hosted by Beckman Biology Olympiad
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
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 Biology Bowl. 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.
Part 1: Individual Competition
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
Campbell and Reece's BIOLOGY (8th edition or higher preferred)
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
Genetics and Evolution
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
For more study material, visit our Study Material tab.
Awards and Prizes
Scores from the pre-test are used to rank individual competitors.
Top 8: Gold
Top 9-16: Silver
Top 17-24: Bronze
Top 25-40: Honorable Mention
Top 3 Gold Medalists will each earn $25 cash prize
Winning teams from the single-elimination biology bowl will determine the top teams.
First Place Team: $100
Second Place Team: $80
Third Place Team: $60
Fourth Place Team and Semifinalist Teams will be recognized