Metro Knowledge Bowl is a season of academic competitions (after-school meets that take place at middle/high schools around the Twin Cities), where students answer questions about history, literature, mathematics, science, current events, and everything in between.
During a meet, teams of 5 (6 for Middle Grades KB) begin with the written round, where they work cooperatively to complete a multiple choice test. Based on their team’s written round score, they’re placed into rooms where teams of 4 (5 for Middle Grades KB) face off against 2 other teams to answer questions read by a KB coach or volunteer.
The first Knowledge Bowl season in Minnesota launched in 1979. What once started out with only 8 schools participating has now grown to over 290 schools throughout the 9 Minnesota Service Cooperatives across the state!
At a Knowledge Bowl meet, students…
Apply strategic thinking and deductive reasoning.
Are challenged to develop their interpersonal skills: confidence, sportspersonship, and leadership.
Communicate effectively and must work together in order to be successful.