Mt. Margarita

I frequently find myself looking for new ways to procrastinate studying; my most recent project involved the creation of a volcano!
I had no initial plan, but it started out easy enough; I began to dig a bunch of materials out of the recycling…

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…and it began!

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At about this point, I decided to name it Mt. Margarita, lending it’s name from the old margarita mix bottle I used as the base. A big shout out to Safeway and Albertsons for their weekly advertisements. (Is that $1.99 wine I see? Be right back.)

Next came the paint!

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After a few set backs and slight discouragements in my artistic abilities, the final product came to be! Definitely not perfect, but it turned out better than I expected.

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Eruption time! A big thanks to my lab assistant!

Admittedly, this was our second attempt at an explosion; nothing happened the first time. I’m a little embarrassed to say, but for a fraction of a moment, I thought I was experiencing some revolutionary chemical discovery, for instance maybe the glitter and dye counterbalanced the reaction between baking soda and vinegar… The reality was I got overly excited and used distilled water instead of vinegar, haaaaa. Oops.

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