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:
- Video tutorial on how to register on the Eskom Expo database;
- Frequently asked questions regarding registration on the Eskom Expo Database;
- Tutorial on how to submit an Eskom Expo Project;
- Frequently Asked Questions related to Eskom Expo Project Submissions.
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.