Young minds with bright ideas
The Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists is an annual event in which learners from Grade 6 to 12 showcase their investigative projects.
This web site has been designed to tell you all about Expo and to encourage you to participate. Please use it as a tool to help you prepare a successful Expo project.
Cape Town Expo is now on Facebook as well.
New: Workshop 21 February 2015
New resources for teachers and learners have been uploaded. Go to the For Teachers page.
Cape Town learners chosen for International Science Fairs
Six learners from Cape Town schools have been chosen to represent South Africa at various International Science Fairs this year (2015). Congratulations to:
Heidi Bottcher: Fish Hoek High: What really attracts boys to girls?: Taiwan
Brendan Weaver: Herzlia High: Sodium Thiosulphate leaching for Gold: ISWEEP
Ronald Dubb: Herzlia High: Platinum - shiny but expensive: Intel ISEF
Anna Midgeley: Herschel Girls High:Leucadendron Sessile, the new super food: Intel ISEF
Fritz Keyser & Josiah Senior: Pinelands High: Portable suntracking solar power kit: Intel ISEF
Heidi Bottcher from Fish Hoek High School was awarded a silver medal AND best in category award at the Taiwan International Science Fair.
Click on the links to listen to Heidiís interviews on SABC1 and KFM. (Clicking on the SABC1 link will start a 36.4 MB download!) You can also read an article on her project in the Huisgenoot magazine.
Regional Expo 2015
The Regional Expo will take place from 18 August to 20 August. The venue is uncertain as the Good Hope Centre is no longer available.
Registrations are now open. Schools are encouraged to register as early as possible. Registrations must be done online by clicking on the Survey Monkey form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMCDYJY
New Categories and Judging Sheet
There is a new scoring sheet as well as list of category names and numbers for 2015. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Ethics in Expo
Be sure to look at the Ethics page before entering projects.
For further information regarding the Cape Town Expo, please contact the Regional Science Fair Director, Mrs Olga Peel.
Saving energy is of the utmost importance!
Visit the National Energy Efficiency web site.
Site last updated 14/10/2014 at 15:00