Eskom Expo to host nine virtual provincial expos

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists will host nine virtual provincial expos this year, which will lead into the Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF) where the country’s top young scientists will showcase their scientific brilliance.

The dates are as follows:

Province Virtual Awards Date
Free State Thursday, 26 August 2021
Eastern Cape Friday, 27 August 2021
Mpumalanga Saturday, 28 August 2021
Northern Cape Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Western Cape Thursday, 2 September 2021
KwaZulu-Natal Friday, 3 September 2021
Gauteng Saturday, 4 September 2021
North West Friday, 10 September 2021
Limpopo Saturday, 11 September 2021

Registration is currently open for participation in Eskom Expo’s virtual provincial science fairs. Learners in grades 4 to 12 may register and upload project documents as they complete them, by clicking here. Learners who already registered last year (2020), can click here to log in and update their information.

Eskom Expo has made available video tutorials to assist learners with registration as well as project uploads. These are available on YouTube:

The deadlines for uploading projects onto the Eskom Expo Database are as follows:

Province Deadline day: Last day for uploading projects onto the Eskom Expo Database
Limpopo 30 July 2021
Free State 30 July 2021
Eastern Cape 30 July 2021
Mpumalanga 30 July 2021
Northern Cape 30 Jul 2021
Western Cape 6 August 2021
KwaZulu-Natal 10 August 2021
Gauteng 13 August 2021
North West 16 August 2021

After registering, learners are required to upload the following completed project documents:
1. Research Plan
2. Project Report
3. Project Abstract

To assist learners with their Eskom Expo projects, a number of high quality educational resources are available on our resources page, click here, including a series of “How to…” pieces. Learners only need to spend 1 to 2 hours each day to complete the tasks for the day.

Following the steps will take you from a broad interest to a Hypothesis/ Engineering goal/ Design goal. This process is not linear, but is iterative, that is you can move back and forth between the steps. After this process, learners will be ready to write their research plan. A well thought-out and planned research project will have a greater chance of being successful.

Access the plan here.

To download a Microsoft Word version of the plan, click here.

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