The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was organized by Prince Albert, Henry Cole, Francis Henry, George Wallis, Charles Dilke and other members of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce as a celebration of modern industrial technology and design. Held from May to October 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London, it is widely considered to be the first World’s Fair.
In the spirit of this great historical event, we bring to you the modern Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations: a Steampunk Scientific Exposition. This science fair will encourage focus on the scientific developments of the former age, both real and fantastical. The major requirement is proper display of the scientific method in the presentation of “facts” when presenting all things scientific whether technological or biological.
A science fair is generally a competition where competitors create a project related to science, mathematics, engineering, or any topic to be studied using the SCIENTIFIC METHOD. This turn of the century science fair looks at the cutting edge science of the steampunk era which is based on a fantastical version of the Victorian/Edwardian Era. This is the inaugural year for the Steampunk Scientific Exposition.
There are two age categories for this year’s event:
Family (for children through age 15), Adult (for ages 15 through Reanimation)