Become a Question Writer for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl!
Are you interested in using your expertise to help the next generation of ocean scientists and stewards succeed? If so, become a question writer for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl®!
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is an exciting national competition for high school students on ocean science related topics. Categories include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Marine Policy, Social Sciences, and Technology. Each round of the competition includes two rapid fire rounds of multiple choice or short answer questions and two critical thinking Team Challenge Questions.
To be a question writer, submit the question writer application to Melissa Brodeur at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 17, 2011. NOSB will select writers after receiving all responses and will notify applicants of our decision by July 1, 2011.
NOSB is seeking professionals, researchers, scientists and graduate students to supply the following types of questions for the 2012 NOSB competition:
Team Challenge Questions (TCQs)
Team Challenge Questions are comprehensive, critical thinking questions for a team of four students to answer as a team. NOSB will pay $20 for each high quality, usable TCQ submitted, as long as it requires minimal edits. Each question writer may submit a maximum of five (5) TCQs.
Buzzer Questions (multiple choice and short answer)
Buzzer questions are formatted as multiple choice and short answer. NOSB will pay $5 for each high quality, usable buzzer question accepted by our advisory panel. Each question writer may submit a minimum of 50 moderate to difficult buzzer questions.
If you are accepted as a writer, NOSB will provide you with a good faith payment of 50 percent of your total submittals in September 2011, provided you have met the deadline. The final payment for the remaining balance, based on accepted questions, will be sent by December 2011.
If you are interested in applying to become a 2012 NOSB question writer, please click here for the application.