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Dancing robots and solar stoves got showcased on Tuesday as the Bermuda High School wrapped up a week of science.

Recovered materials from the Tynes Bay dump were turned into stoves, while other students put together robot cars able to carry out a range of movements — and culminating in a robot war.

BHS's 3-D printer was used to design a model boat, with the real thing then built and tested out on the waters of Shelly Bay.

Students also learnt how to design, create, market and sell marine-inspired jewellery, with help from Alexandra Mosher and Rebecca Little.

The science fair was the end of the school's second annual Steam week, for science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

Sweet success: secondary science teacher Alvaro Feito gives a demonstration using the solar cooker that was created by students to heat chocolate (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Let's dance: from left, Aria Turchiaro, 11, Sarae Botelho, 11, Lara Backeberg, 12, Sabree Botelho, 13, and Kyii Simons-Henry, 13, with their Lego EV3 Mindstorms that dance (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Sparkling idea: Grace McNamara, 14, left, and Isabella Wright, 14, with their handmade jewellery. Students were mentored by jewellery designers Alexandra Mosher and Rebecca Little (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Treasure out of trash: from left, Year 7 students Samantha Knights, 11, Amelia Othman, 12, Emma Kittleson, 11 and Mia Ferguson, 11, created art using trash found at Warwick Long Bay (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Live demonstration: secondary science teacher Alvaro Feito uses the solar cooker that was created by students to heat chocolate (Photographs by Akil Simmons)
Keep on moving: a Lego EV3 Mindstorm was programmed to perform a synchronized dance (Photographs by Akil Simmons)
Water innovation: BHS students cross Shelly Bay in a vessel designed with the help of a 3-D printer (Photograph supplied)
Hitting the waves: experimental boats are assembled in Shelly Bay Park in preparation for their sea testing (Photograph supplied)

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Published June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 30, 2016 at 7:22 am)

Students discover the wonder of science

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