Are you in school and working on an innovation or expanding on existing knowledge? Join Eskom Expo for Young Scientists and exhibit your project at one of 35 regional expos countrywide. Conduct research and present it in written and visual form at your nearest expo region
SCIENTISTS IN THE MAKING
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS
TYPES OF PROJECTS
Your project idea can be classified as one of four types of projects, namely:
Scientific Investigations/ Experimental – They follow a method that answers a research question and tests a hypothesis, usually through observations and experimentation. It involves collecting and analysing data to reach a conclusion.
Engineering/ Computer Science – They follow a design process according to the criteria, to build, test-redesign and retest a prototype/product/solution e.g. a device or a computer code.
Social Sciences – They follow a systematic approach that involves answering questions or testing a hypothesis of the functioning of human society by observations and analysing of human behaviour, social relationships, social issues, and other phenomena.
Mathematics/ Theoretical – These projects explore quantity, structure, space and change. Starting with an observation, problem or question, make conjectures/ hypotheses, prove your claim using new or existing methods, make valid deductions and test your ideas theoretically. Your reasoning and arguments must be logical.
To register make sure you have the following:
— all learners to register own accounts, even group projects.
A GOOD EXPO PROJECT:
The best expo projects are not always complicated, but are imaginative and well executed.
GETTING STARTED – PROJECT:
HOW TO PRESENT PROJECT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT ONLINE
All project submission and assessments are done online.
DEVELOP A RESEARCH PLAN
What – state the problem statement / variables
Why – significance of the research
How – method you will use to find a solution/ sample size / resources
When – time frame of the research
Consider ethical issues and – Conduct your scientific investigation