Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

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

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.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the Cape Town Expo, please contact the Regional Science Fair Director, Mrs Olga Peel.

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