Each year since 1985, the FEF has hosted an Annual State Brain Bowl Competition designed to motivate students to improve skills in mathematics, writing and reading. Students prepare for the Brain Bowl over a period of several months by solving challenging mathematical problems; reading college level written works; learning and using advanced vocabulary in writing and speech; and exercising their writing, speaking and critical thinking skills to compose and present essays on character-related principles.

After training and preparation, students compete to test their knowledge and win college scholarships and other prizes. More than 16,000 students have participated as team members, and more than 700 students have won scholarships donated by Florida’s public and private colleges and universities.

To participate in the Brain Bowl, contact your nearest Center of Excellence.
 

2016-2017 BRAIN BOWL DOWNLOADS

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2016-2017 History & Culture Brain Bowl Rules (including book list)

     Black Heritage Board Game Section 1
     Black Heritage Board Game Section 2
     Black Heritage Board Game Section 3
     Black Heritage Board Game Section 4
     Black Heritage Board Game Section 5

2016-2017 Mathematics Brain Bowl Rules

2016-2017 Laws of Life Essay Contest Form

  2016-2017 Word Wizard Competition Rules

     Word Wizard Vocabulary Word List, Grades 3-5
     Word Wizard Vocabulary Word List, Grades 6-8
     Word Wizard Spelling List Part I
     Word Wizard Spelling List Part II
     Word Wizard Spelling List Part III
     Word Wizard Spelling List Part IV

2016-2017 NAS Voices Speech and Oratory Contest Rules

New! 2016-2017 NAS Codes App Challenge

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COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
  • Mathematics. Students in grades 6 through 12 compete in teams to solve challenging problem questions derived from the FCAT and the SAT.
     
  • History & Culture. Teams of students in grades 6 through 12 compete by answering FCAT- and SAT-based vocabulary and comprehension questions drawn from college-level literary and historical works.
     
  • Word Definition ("Word Wizard"). Students in grades 3 through 8 compete to spell and answer sentence completion and analogy questions on words taken from the FCAT vocabulary lists for their grade levels.
     
  • Laws of Life Essay Contest. Students in grades 3 through 12 compete in this contest that requires them to exercise writing and critical thinking skills to meet or exceed grade level expectations defined by the Sunshine State Standards.
     
  • NAS Voices Speech and Oratory Contest. Students in grades 9 through 12 compete in this contest that requires them to exercise public speaking, writing and critical thinking skills as they form opinions on thought-provoking national and international issues.
     
  • NAS Codes App Challenge. Students in grades 5 through 12 compete in this challenge that strengthens their computational thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills as they create mobile apps related to topics of their own choosing.
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