5-round competition involving math, science, and engineering
Contest Support provided by UT Tyler School of Education & Psychology
Pentathlon challenges high school students individually and as a cooperative team in the five rounds of the contest. A full day of activities tests their math, science, and engineering skills and provides a fun learning opportunity.
Schools and groups may register 2 teams of four high school students with at least two of the students coming from grades 9 and 10.
The four team members choose one of the four subject matter tests - Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics - in each of the first two rounds. High scoring individuals are chosen for each subject matter.
The team works cooperatively in the Quiz Bowl round, the Engineering Build, and the Engineering Task Completion.
Schedule for the day:
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. - Check-in
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - First Written Test
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Second Written Test
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Quiz Bowl
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Begin Engineering Build
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Continue Engineering Build
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Engineering Task Completion
- Students from teams which do not place receive a
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded in the contest. Members of placing teams receive a place ribbon and the team receives a trophy. Members of placing teams are eligible to apply for Academic Rodeo High School Scholarships.
- Top Scoring Individuals Awards in each written test are presented a medallion and may apply for Academic Rodeo High School Scholarships.