Science Expo

Science expo Competition plan and registration 

School Competition Eskom expo for young scientist   - school should select projects that qualify to represent them at District competition

Each learner contribute R30 Entrance  Fee and is payable( deposit )  into the account

                Name of account Holder :            Sekhukhune Science and Technology Foundation

               Bank Institution :                             FNB 

                Account Number :                           62656711382  

                Branch Code                                      260506

                                    AND

                FAX                                                        086 595 6063

                                   OR

                EMAIL :                                                 sekhukhune.expo@gmail.com

                                SLIP

All learners should register Online http://www.sekhuscience.co.za/forms-registration/young-scientist.html 

District competition :      07 August 2018 ( Primary School )  08 August 2018

Venue :                                Jane Furse Comprehensive School

Time :                                    08h00 to 16h00 running time

Learners  are advise to bring their own  Food Parcel  

Familiarize yourself with the following material

 

science expo indemnity form

 Project approval Form

plagerism form

Categories and Description

Research Plan Template

 

 

 

 

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists is an exposition, or science fair, where students have a chance to show others their projects about their own scientific investigations.

At Expo, students can discuss their work with judges, teachers and students from other schools, with parents and with other interested people.

By participating at expo students will increase their awareness of the wonders of science,

add to their knowledge and broaden their scientific horizons.

 

Our Mission

is to develop young scientists who are able to identify a problem, analyse information, find solutions and communicate findings effectively.

 

ROLE OF THE TEACHER
The role of the teacher is that of a mentor.

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists depends on teachers to distribute information about Expo to learners and to display notices about Regional Expos. Simply through their encouragement and support, enthusiastic teachers can inspire their learners to great achievements.

A teacher can guide learners through the stages of a scientific project and ensure their scientific approach.

Summary of the scientific method and engineering process:

STEP 1
Choose a topic or question.


STEP 2
Learners must submit their research plan to their teacher for approval before starting the project. Ethics needs to be considered at this point.

STEP 3
Do background research on the chosen topic to find out what has already been done on that particular topic. What does one need to know to answer the question?

STEP 4
What can the answer possibly be? Form a hypothesis/state the engineering goals.

STEP 5
Test the hypothesis/test the prototype/evaluate the prototype and redesign if necessary.

STEP 6
Draw conclusions based on the results of the testing.

Teachers should use the project as part of class work. When assessing the projects at school level, teachers must assist the learners in upgrading their projects so that they can successfully participate in a Regional Expo.

Individual projects are encouraged, but no more than 2 learners are allowed to work together on a project.

Teachers need to enter their students’ projects into a Regional Expo.

The topic for the project should be something that interests the learner and would then inspire the learner to learn more about it. Ideas for a good topic may come to mind straight away just by looking at the list of Expo categories. Ideas for projects can also be obtained from:

Newspaper and magazine articles

The Internet

Television programmes

Practical problems from your community
The idea for a project should be an original one. This means that it should be an original idea and not somebody else’s. Do not repeat an experiment from the school syllabus or choose a problem to which people already know the answer. For example, “Determining the specific heat capacity of iron” is not an original topic for an Expo project. The procedure to follow is well-known and the answer can easily be looked up in any school textbook.

The best Expo projects are not always complicated, but are imaginative and well carried out.

A good project is often:

A clever solution to a problem; or
A new idea for a piece of apparatus; or
A study or survey that no-one has done before.
Be original, but DO NOT choose a project that:

could be dangerous to yourself or others;
needs any experiments on insects live animals or humans; or
involves collecting plants or animals that are protected by Nature Conservation laws.
If there is any doubt as to whether the chosen topic will make a suitable Expo project, a teacher should be asked for advice.