Science League: Chemistry

  • Advisor: Mr. Bulusu
    Email Address:
    The club is open to all students interested in competing in science based individual and team competitions.  Teams are organized based on current class enrollment (i.e. students in AP Physics B or C would compete against other students who are also currently enrolled in an AP Physics class).  Student members are expected to attend team practices organized after school, prepare for competitions independently, participate in study groups, and attend team competitions monthly January through April.  Students will receive certificates of participation, a ranking in Somerset County, a New Jersey State Science League ranking and also compete for team recognitions.  The physical science team includes students currently enrolled in any physics or chemistry class.
    Chemistry/Physics teams: Useful Information about the New Jersey Science League!
    MHS has Two Chemistry teams in the NJ Science League. 
    Chemistry I is for any student currently enrolled in any level of Chemistry other than AP.
    Chemistry II is for current AP Chemistry students. 
    Physics I:  Freshmen Physics students can take part in high school physics exam
    AP Physics C:  Physics C exam
    I have a Google Classroom for useful resources, participants contact me to get me the code. 
    The teams go to a host school where students sit for one 50 minute test per month for 4 months in a row.  The students and teams are then ranked against every other student and team in the state.  Under the "quick links" is the official website for NJSL. 
    Testing locations are still to be determined.
    Permission Slips are required when we go to any other school.  I will change them to the appropriate date and location as soon as we have the schedule.
    Contact the advisor for copies of old science league tests. Practice will improve the score.


     Both students and schools compete for awards.  All students who complete 3 of the 4 exams will receive a certificate of achievement from the Science League.  Each year about 3000 certificates are purchased with about 2500 being given out to the students.  It would be great to give out all 3000 certificates. All students who complete 3 of the 4 exams will be placed in the plaque competition. Ten percent (10%) of the students receiving a certificate will be awarded a plaque.  Plaques will be awarded based upon rank from #1 to whatever point 10% of the certificated students have been included. The rank comes from the sum of the top 3 scores for each student.  That means that if 5 students tie at 8th place in some testing area by rank, then 5 plaques are given at that position.  When 10% of the students in an area have been given plaques, then no others will be awarded.  This results in about 200 to 240 plaques.  


    Schools also compete for plaques as well. For each exam the top 2 student scores are summed. This summed score becomes the team score for that school.  All four exams count for each school.

    The sum of all four exams will be used in ranking the schools.  Schools are ranked from #1 to #10.

    Plaques are awarded to schools being in the top 10 not 10%. An exception will be for those areas having less than 100 teams.  Those areas will be awarded plaques for being in the top 5.